When we started to set up a mobile Android, there are many options that we accept almost automatically, but that doesn’t really we’re interested in using or do not want to accept. One of them is to send statistics to Googlean option that probably many would have passed unnoticed, because it comes out at the beginning of the configuration and then there is something hidden in the operating system.
Although its name gives us certain clues about its operation, it is possible that many do not know what is to send statistics to Google, the reason for that is Android and the way to turn this option offin case that you do not want to make use of the same. Then we show how it can be done.
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What is the sending statistics to Google
This sending statistics to Google is under the name of Use and diagnostic in the settings Android. This information is sent to Google, with data on the use of the phone. On paper, it is a information that seeks to improve the battery life of the phone, the stability of the applications and the operation of the operating system in general. While this information will not have any effect on the phone and can normally be used for future versions and enhancements of Android.
The information that is collected refers to the use of the phone. Are data on the behavior of the battery, faults are reported automatically, application activity, system activity, and other. According to Google, this information is used to improve those points or aspects where you detect weaknesses or room for improvement. Even if you are sending large amounts of data to the company.
That is why the stats are sent to Google it looks like something that affects the privacybecause we are giving even more data to Google. Many users on Android take so the decision to turn this option off on their phones, in order to avoid that Google has more data about us and the use we make of the phone. Clear it looks like another way to manage this privacy.
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How to turn off
You may not know if you have activated this sending statistics to Google on your phone. As we have mentioned before, this is an option that is usually displayed at the beginning of the configuration an Android phone, so many times we accept, without giving too much attention. In addition, to be something hidden in the settings, it is not something that we pay too much attention. So let’s check if it is enabled.
- Open the Settings of the phone.
- Go in Privacy.
- Tap Advanced.
- Look for the section called Use and Diagnosis.
- Enter in this section.
- If enabled, tap disable.
To deactivate this option, our phone will no longer send that data to Google. Although this information that is sent is not a personal information, for many users it is inconvenient that the company has access to so much information from the phone. Disabling this option stops the delivery of data.
If at any point you change your mind and you want to have again enabled the sending of usage statistics to Google on your Android phone, you will only have to follow the same steps as we have done now, but enabling that option. Then again, you will send data to Google. It is worth to say that having this option on or off has no influence on the performance of your phone. Does not work better or worse for having them enabled or disabled.
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