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'About Phone' becomes a top-level setting with the February security update

'About Phone' becomes a top-level setting with the February security update

February's security patch began rolling out yesterday, and whether you grabbed it by checking for an OTA update or by downloading the file straight from Google and applying it, you may (or may not, really) notice one tiny change. The About phone section of settings is jumping up to become a top-level item.

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[Android M Feature Spotlight] Google Is Now A Top Level Item In System Settings Menu, Previously Only Accessible Via App Icon Shortcut

[Android M Feature Spotlight] Google Is Now A Top Level Item In System Settings Menu, Previously Only Accessible Via App Icon Shortcut

In the past few versions of Android, you could access your Google account-related settings via an app icon in your app drawer, like the one used in the featured image in this article. From there, you could opt out of ad tracking, look at apps connected to your account, and a variety of other things. In Android M, these have migrated to the system settings menu.

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The "old" method was never very intuitive, so this change makes sense. Given that Google services are so thoroughly integrated into the system, it isn't as if these settings are out of place in the system menus.

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