You might be surprised to see a new app icon in your drawer. Don’t fret, it’s not a malware or virus. It’s the new Android app called Google Settings, which pulls together a selection of settings, including the new Google+ Sign-in feature.
As far as its functionality, it’s almost like an extension of the settings menu you already have under your Settings > Accounts > Google options, giving you the exact same options you’d find there, with the addition of some Google+ sign-in settings as well.
What is Google+ sign-in?
Google+ Sign-in allows you to use your Google ID as a universal sign-in for online apps and services, just like the same way as you’ve been able to with your Facebook log-in.
Using the “Sign in with Google” button, you can sign in to third-party websites, mobile apps, games, and other online services )generally referred as “apps” without having to create another username and password. You can get controls over what info is seen by the app and who can see activities you can take in that app on Google.
Benefits of signing in with Google
- One Google sign-in, everywhere
Say goodbye to the hassle of having to remember multiple usernames and passwords.
- Make apps even better
Bring your Google+ profile, friends, photos and more to other sites and apps.
- Share selectively
You’re in control of who can see your activity. Your info, your choice.
You’ll find the green Google Settings app icon in your app drawer. If not, you can clear the Google Play services data (under Settings > Apps > All) and restart your device to force the update.