Your protection, built into Pixel.

Your life is on your phone: your financial information, personal data, photos, and more. That’s why Pixel phones are designed to help protect you and your stuff, and to keep you in control.

Pixel helps keep you and your data safe.
Secure to the core.

Your life is on your phone: your financial information, personal data, photos, and more. So Pixel is built with security at its core. Pixel hardware and software work together to help keep your phone and data private, safe, and secure.

Google Tensor

Google Tensor

Google’s powerful processor makes Pixel 6 (and later) faster, more efficient, and more secure.1 And brings even more personalized, helpful experiences to Pixel.

Titan M2 chip

With Google Tensor and the Common Criteria certified Titan M2 security chip, Pixel is built with multiple layers of security to help keep your personal info safe.17 Derived from the same chip we use to protect Google Cloud data centers, Titan M2 is tested against the international gold standard used for identity, SIM card, and bank card security chips. Learn more

On-device intelligence

Google uses machine learning (ML) to make our products more helpful. On-device intelligence uses ML models on Pixel to power features like Face Unlock, Now Playing, Live Caption, and Smart Reply in Messages. These features keep more of your data on your phone and private to you.

To help protect your privacy, Google also uses ML to keep your data on your device, with technologies like federated learning and Android Private Compute Core. Learn more

Extra protection when you’re online

With VPN by Google One built in, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro help protect your online activity no matter what app or web browser you use. With no added cost to you.2

Guaranteed and automatic updates

To protect you and your sensitive data, Pixel comes with at least 5 years of security updates.3 So your Pixel gets even more secure over time. And since Google apps can be updated through Google Play, your Pixel gets new features and security fixes as soon as they’re ready.

Private by design.

All Pixel devices are designed to respect your privacy. Using our advancements in artificial intelligence and Protected Computing, we ensure the privacy and safety of your data by minimizing the amount of data stored, de-identifying it so that the data is not linked to you, and restricting its access altogether. This means Pixel can pack helpful features like Now Playing and Live Translate while upholding the highest standards of Privacy.

Call Screen

Call Screen

Call Screen uses Google Assistant to help you find out who’s calling and why before you pick up.4 It helps you save time and avoid unwanted calls. When Call Screen is turned on, your phone won’t save screened call information to your Google Account, your Google Assistant Activity page, or to Web and App Activity. Learn more

Caller ID and spam protection

Some calls from unknown numbers can be scams. That’s why Pixel comes with caller ID and spam protection, so you can see information about callers or businesses not in your contacts, and get warnings about potential spam callers.5 Learn more

Verified SMS

Verified SMS for Messages confirms the identity of a business that’s texting you - all on your device. It works on a per-message basis. When verified, you’ll see the business name, logo, and a verification badge in the message.

SMS spam protection

Spam protection for Messages warns of suspected spam and unsafe websites. If you see a suspected spam warning, you can confirm it’s spam. At any time, you can report unwanted messages, or block the sender and all future messages.

Now Playing

With Now Playing, Pixel can identify music playing around you and show the song info on your home screen. Now Playing is fast and private. It uses federated analytics, a privacy-preserving technology, to recognize the most popular songs across all Pixel phones, without collecting individual audio data. And your local music database is constantly updated without Google ever knowing what you listen to. Learn more


With the Pixel keyboard, you can send messages and texts with your voice, glide typing, or gestures. Or use Assistant voice typing on Pixel 6 or later.6 Toggle between 900+ languages and share GIFs, emojis, stickers, and more without switching apps. Gboard uses a machine learning approach called federated learning to help keep what you type private and still improve autocorrect, and word and emoji suggestions. What Gboard learns might be sent to Google services, without including what you typed or spoke, where it will be combined with learnings from other users to create better speech and typing models. Learn more

Live Caption

Tap Live Caption, and Pixel automatically transcribes media, calls, videos, podcasts, and audio messages – even if you record them yourself.7 As soon as speech is detected, captions will appear on your screen. Live Caption is enhanced by Google Tensor so it can run on low power. All captions are processed and stored on Pixel – they’re never stored in the cloud. Learn more

Live Translate

Live Translate helps you understand and communicate in other languages, and Google Tensor makes it faster and more intelligent.8 Chats are translated automatically, securely, and privately. Live Translate also interprets face-to-face conversation in real time. Just say, “Hey Google, be my interpreter.” Learn more

Google Assistant

Google Assistant helps you get more done using your voice.9 Your Pixel’s Google Assistant is designed to wait in standby mode until it detects an activation, like when it hears “Hey Google.”10 When in standby mode, your Assistant won’t send what you are saying to Google or anyone else. By default, Google doesn’t retain your Assistant audio recordings in your Google account. Learn more

Protection and controls.

Pixel takes proactive steps to protect your data and gives you detailed controls over what you share.

Google Play Protect

Google Play Protect

All the apps in the Google Play Store undergo rigorous security testing before they’re approved. Our machine learning system scans up to 125 billion apps every day, continuously working behind the scenes to keep your device, data, and apps safe from malware. It scans your apps before, during, and after download – regardless of where you’re downloading them from. Learn more

Safe Browsing

Google Safe Browsing helps protect your Pixel from phishing attacks by showing you warnings anytime you attempt to navigate to dangerous sites or download dangerous files. Safe Browsing also notifies admins when their websites are compromised by malicious actors and helps them diagnose and resolve the problem so their visitors stay safer.

Safe Browsing is designed to keep you secure while protecting your privacy. It stores a list of flagged sites on your device. If you visit a site that’s on the list, your browser sends Google a partial copy of the site’s URL so that we can take action. Google doesn’t know which site you actually visited from the information you share. Learn more


Pixel has built-in anti-phishing protections that notify users of potential threats coming in from phone calls, text messages, emails, and links sent through other apps.

Built-in VPN

With VPN by Google One built in, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro help protect your online activity, no matter what app or web browser you use. With no added cost to you.2

Mic and camera toggles

To provide additional transparency, Pixel’s status bar indicates when apps are accessing your camera and mic. At any time, use the privacy toggles to turn your camera and mic off. This disables access for all your Pixel apps with a single tap.11

Security and privacy, simplified

Now Pixel makes it easier to protect your phone, accounts, and passwords by having all your security and privacy settings in one place. This includes new action cards that notify you of any safety risks and provide easy steps to enhance your privacy and security.


Apps are required to get your permission before they access sensitive data, like your photos or location. Permission requests are contextual, so you won’t get them until you need them. In Settings, you can turn permissions off at any time and control your location data. Choose to give specific apps access to your location either in the background, only while using the app, or restrict access. Android automatically resets permissions for apps you haven’t used. In a typical month, Android automatically resets more than 3 billion permissions affecting more than 1 billion installed apps.

Google Account settings

Google products and services like YouTube, Search, and Google Maps use your data to be more helpful and relevant. But control over how we use this information is an individual choice that belongs to you. We keep you informed about what data we collect, how it’s used, and why. And we’ve built easy-to-use data controls into your Google Account, so you can choose the privacy settings that are right for you. Learn more

Personal safety.

If you’re ever in an emergency or you feel unsafe, your Pixel is built with many safety features designed to help when you need it most.

Car crash detection

Car crash detection

If Pixel senses that you’ve been in a car accident, car crash detection can help reach 911/ local emergency services when you can’t.12 Pixel uses your device’s location, motion sensors, and ambient audio to detect a possible car crash and contact emergency services if you don’t respond to a prompt. Learn more

Personal Safety app

The Personal Safety app helps keep you connected in an emergency.13 Pixel can automatically call for help, share your location, or record a video. And you’re in control of your personal safety and location settings.

Emergency sharing

If you need help, Emergency sharing quickly shares your real-time location and your battery percentage with your contacts.14 Emergency Location Service (ELS) quickly sends location information to emergency services so that first responders can act faster. Set your Emergency sharing preferences in the Personal Safety app. Learn more

Safety Check

Set up a Safety Check in the Personal Safety app so your Pixel can check in with you during key moments of need, like if you’re walking alone in an unfamiliar area. If you don’t respond after the time you chose, emergency sharing can automatically notify your emergency contacts.14 Learn more

Emergency SOS

Just press the power button on your Pixel five times to get the help you need quickly – call emergency services, share information with your emergency contacts, and record a video. You can customize Emergency SOS in the Personal Safety app. Learn more

Earthquake early warning

Pixel can send an earthquake alert seconds before it hits so you can seek safety faster. It can also give you tips on what to do once the shaking is over.14 Learn more

Built-in authentication.

Pixel comes with built-in authentication technology that helps prevent others from accessing your phone.

Unlocking Pixel

Unlocking Pixel

Unlocking your Pixel is easy, fast, and secure. Face Unlock and Fingerprint Unlock help ensure only you have access to your phone (authentication features may vary by device). On Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, your face and fingerprint data is processed on your phone. It’s not accessible in the cloud, or by Google.

Find My Device

If you ever misplace your Pixel, Find My Device can help locate it and make it ring.15 Sign into your Google Account on any browser or with the Find My Device app on any Android device. And if you misplace your Pixel Buds, use Find My Device to see where they are, even if you only lost one of them.16

Find My Device also lets you lock your phone remotely or display a message on the lock screen, so if someone finds it, they know who to contact. If you’re convinced it’s lost for good, you can erase all your data remotely. Learn more

Factory reset protection

Every Pixel comes with factory reset protection for enhanced anti-theft security. This helps ensure no one can re-activate your phone without your passcode or Google Account password. It’s one of the many ways we help keep your phone safe and secure. Learn more

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