Update: Samsung moved the Google settings back to the standard location in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in a May update. You can access Google settings in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as in other Android devices at Settings–– Google.
What is Google Settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?
Google settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is a centralized app for you to set almost everything related to your Google account and Google services on the phone. These include:
- Your Google account: Account sign-in, and security, personal info and privacy, and account preferences;
- Google services: Ads, connected apps, data management, Google Fit, Google Photos backup, location, Nearby, Play Games, Search & Now, Security, setup nearby device, and smart lock for passwords.
Some Google settings can also be accessed from individual apps.
For example, Google Photos backup settings can be done in Google Photos app.
Search and Now settings can be set in Google app (Google Now app, or Google Search app).
But a centralized location for most Google settings is convenient for most Android users.
In previous versions (since Android Jelly Bean), Google tried to put more and more settings into this centralized Google Settings.
Prior to Android Marshmallow, you can find the Google Settings app icon (shown above) in the apps screen (app drawer)
Where is Google Settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?
But when you get your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you may immediately find you cannot find the Google Settings icon for as shown in the beginning of this page.
It is not in Galaxy S7 Apps screen.
It is not in Galaxy S7 Home screen.
It is not in any app folders.
Then, where is Google Settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?
Yes, some nerds may tell you Google Settings has a dedicated entry in the Settings in Android Marshmallow.
But when you check Galaxy S7 Settings, you still cannot find Google Settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
If you try to Search Galaxy S7 settings, it will not return Google Settings either.
Did Samsung remove Google Settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?
Of course, not.
Samsung put Google Settings entry under Settings–Applications on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
You can find Google settings after Samsung apps settings.
It is not clear why the Search function in Settings page cannot find Google Settings.
Access Google Settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
So, it is not difficult to access Google Settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
Of course, it is probably better to put it directly under Settings as in other Android Marshmallow phones.
But it seems Samsung likes to play the hide-and-seek game.
If you are still not sure how to access Google Settings on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge , you may follow the screenshots below.
You need access Galaxy S7 settings by one of the two methods:
- Swipe down from status bar, then tap Gear icon in Galaxy S7 notification panel.
- Tap Settings icon in Galaxy S7 Apps screen or Home screen.
Once in Settings page, tap Applications as shown below.
Then scroll all the way down to find Google Settings, which is the last one.
Google Settings actually has its theme as shown below.
The font settings in Galaxy S7 does not change the look and feel of the Google Settings page.
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For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.
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