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 to 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 the Pixel 6 (and later) faster, more efficient and more secure.1 And brings even more personalised, 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. Derived from the same chip that we use to protect Google cloud data centres, the 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 has been using 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, 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, the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro help to 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 five years of security updates.3 So that 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 minimising 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 to 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 that 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 that 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 recognise 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 the 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, as well as 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 to understand and communicate in other languages, whilst 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 to 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 to protect your Pixel from phishing attacks by showing you warnings any time that 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 to diagnose and resolve the problem so that their visitors stay safer.

Safe Browsing is designed to keep you secure whilst 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 that 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, the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro help to protect your online activity no matter what app or web browser you use. With no added cost to you.2

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 can 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 or only when using the app, or restrict access. Android automatically resets permissions for apps that you haven't used. In a typical month, Android automatically resets more than three billion permissions affecting more than one 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 are collecting, how it's used and why. And we've built easy-to-use data controls into your Google Account so that you can choose the privacy settings that are right for you. Learn more

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 of your Pixel apps with a single tap.11

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 to reach 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 the emergency services if you don't respond to a prompt. Learn more

Personal Safety app

The Personal Safety app helps to 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 the 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 that 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 that 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 that you need quickly – call emergency services, share information with your emergency contacts and record a video. You can customise Emergency SOS in the Personal Safety app. Learn more


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

Unlocking Pixel

Unlocking Pixel

Unlocking your Pixel is easy, fast and secure. Face Unlock and Fingerprint Unlock help to ensure that only you have access to your phone (authentication features may vary by device). On the Pixel 7 and the 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 to locate it and make it ring.15 Sign into your Google Account on any browser or use 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 that if someone finds it, they know who to contact. If you're convinced that it's lost for good, you can erase all of your data remotely. Learn more

Factory reset protection

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

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