You can choose to save information about installed apps from your signed-in devices, like the name and version of an app, in your Google Account. This data is used to make installed apps easier to interact with when using your Google Assistant or Google Search. For example, it helps your Google Assistant better understand which app to use to complete an action.
- Go to Your data in the Assistant or Your data in Search.
- Under "Google-wide controls," tap App info from your devices.
- Turn on App info from your devices.
Note: This setting does not affect the saving of installed app information by other Google services, like Google Play or Android Backup.
Delete app info from your devices
App info from your devices is deleted from your Google Account when you turn the setting off. Your apps will not be deleted from your devices.
How app info from your devices helps you
This data helps Google recognize which app to use to complete a task. For example, when you say things like "Hey Google, play music" to your Google Assistant or smart device, this data helps your Google Assistant select a music app to open.
Why app info from your devices is turned on
Data saved by the App info from your devices setting was previously saved by the Device Information setting. To help keep your experience consistent, the App info from your devices setting is on if your Device Information setting was on. You can turn App info for your devices off at any time.