Google Account Safety Tips: While our devices may not be 100% cyber attack proof, there are some important precautions that we can take to protect our online presence from the eyes of hackers. This can be done by reducing the access of third party applications associated with our Google Account. A large group of people on the Internet have a Google Account that they use for online shopping, gaming, music and more.
Keeping track of which third party apps have access to your Google Account gives you some privacy that can go a long way in hiding your Google Account from hackers. The fewer third party applications that have access to your Google Account, the less likely it is to be attacked by hackers. There are two ways you can check and remove third party app access to your Google Account.
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Using your Android smartphone (Method-1)
- If you want to use your Android smartphone, switch to mobile data or connect to a reliable Wi-Fi network, go to Settings on your phone and search for ‘Google Account’.
- You will see that after the search is completed, some options will appear under Google Account, one of which will be ‘Security’. Now tap on ‘Security’.
- Now, the Google Account(s) that you have logged into the Android device will be shown. Select the Google Account from which you want to remove third party app access.
- Now go to Security. You will see an option named ‘Manage third-party app access’ under ‘Third-party apps with account access’. Tap on it.
- Now, you will be able to see all third party apps that have access to your Google Account. You can go to each one and select ‘Remove access’. It’s up to you which one you want to remove. It is also possible that you may not have given access to your Google Account to a third party app.
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Using your Android smartphone (Method-2)
- Connect to the Internet from your Android smartphone and then open your Google app (not Google Chrome) which should be a part of Google Suite.
- Tap on your Google Account icon in the top right corner of the screen.
- Now tap on ‘Manage your Google account’.
- Now go to ‘Security’ by sliding it.
- Now like in the first method, you will be able to see which apps have access and will also be able to remove them.
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