2.5 Ensure 'Device Information' is set to 'Disabled'


Disable storing device information to your account.
Note: This setting is applicable only for Google Pixel range of devices.
The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.


Turning on Device Information setting saves various device related information to your account to give you personalized results, suggestions, and experiences. The information saved might include contact lists, calendars, alarms, apps, and music. Additionally, information such as whether the screen is on, the battery level, the quality of your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection, touchscreen and sensor readings, and crash reports are also saved and shared with Google. This could be privacy-invasive and hence it is recommended to disable this setting.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the below steps to disable Device Information setting:

Tap Settings Gear Icon.
Tap Privacy.
Tap Advanced.
Tap Activity Controls.
Toggle Device Information setting to OFF position.


You might not get personalized user experience.

Default Value:

By default, Device Information is enabled.

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