Android 13 QPR1 will be the 12th feature drop for the Pixel this December. Now on, it is available for Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro. Google is now rolling out the combined security and privacy settings for Pixel phones running Android 13 QPR1 to conclude the December Feature Drop.
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The new Security & privacy menu in Settings features a shield with a checkmark and the description “App security, device lock, permissions” from Google.
A card with information about your device’s status and the ability to start a scan is the first item on this page. You will receive the green shield checkmark and the message “Looks good” if there are no issues. You will be prompted to take action if problems are discovered, as shown in the cover image above.
Click App security to open Google Play’s Play Protect page, Click Device lock to open a drop-down menu with Screen lock and Face & Fingerprint Unlock.
While Find My Device opens the on/off settings for your device, Google Security Checkup first prompts you. After that select an email address before taking you to the appropriate Google Account page. The Android security patch level and Google Play system update are listed under Updates. And Privacy is the final drop-down menu:
- Privacy dashboard
- Permission manager
- Privacy controls
More security settings remain unchanged: Encryption and credentials. Trust agents, App pinning, and Confirm SIM deletion are all part of the Smart Lock package.
More privacy settings include Warnings on the lock screen, Show media on the lock screen, and Individual utilizing application information. In addition, Autofill administration from Google, Google area history, Action controls, Promotions, and Use and diagnostics.
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On a Pixel 7 series, running on Android 13 QPR1 build, security and privacy issues after updating to all available Google Play system updates. The first was less than 1MB, and the second was around 50MB in our case.
Lastly, for cough and snore detection, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro should update Android System Intelligence and Digital Wellbeing.
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