The Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6a and Google Pixel 6 Pro comes with the Play Protect feature that will scan your phone for viruses, malwares and other harmful actions. To see how you can enable this function on your smartphone, you can take a look at this tutorial from Seeking Tech.
How to manually scan for viruses, malwares and other threats
To manually scan your applications for any harmful threats, you need to take the following steps:
1. To begin, you need to open the Settings menu on your Pixel 6 series phone.
2. In the Settings menu, you need to scroll down and then select Security.
3. After getting to the Security menu, you then need to select App Security.
4. Once you arrived at the Play Protect menu, you can then select the Scan option.
5. From the same Play Protect menu, you will find the Recently Scanned Apps section that shows a list of applications that have been recently scanned. You can also tap the Learn More option to learn more about the virus and malware scanning feature of Android.
How to setup real-time threat prevention on Google Pixel 6
By default, your Pixel 6, Pixel 6a or Pixel 6 Pro should have the Play Protect real-time threat prevent feature automatically enabled. To make sure that it is turn on, you can do the following:
1. Start by opening the Settings menu.
2. From the initial page of Settings, you then need to navigate downwards and then tap Security.
3. After you get to the Security menu, you then need to tap App Security.
4. You should now be in the Play Protect menu. Here, you need to tap the gear cog icon located on the top right side of the screen.
5. In the Play Protect Settings menu, make sure that the Scan Apps with Play Protect setting is enabled.
6. From the same screen, you can enable the Improve Harmful App Detection setting, which will send any unknown apps you have installed on your device to Google to improve detection when it comes to scanning.
7. You can also tap the Permissions for Unused Apps setting in the Play Protect Settings menu.
By doing so, you can view a list of applications you haven’t used for months. You can then set whether or not to limit any permissions from the unused apps.
To see how you can use the live transcribe feature of the Google Pixel 6a, you can check out this tutorial.