1. android_freak1's Avatar
    I had updated my Samsung Galaxy S10e phone to Android 10 and according to the info below, security updates should be managed and installed from the Google Play Store.

    Question is, for this feature to work, will I need to stay signed in to Google Play once I sign-in to Google Play?
    The only time I sign-in to the Play Store, is when I need to download and install apps and that is it and then I sign-out.

    https://www.android.com/android-10/

    With Google Play system updates, important Security and Privacy fixes can now be sent directly to your phone from Google Play, just the same way all your other apps update. So you get these fixes as soon as they are available.
    eric002 likes this.
    12-30-2019 09:36 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, only some security updates come through Google Play so far: https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2019-12-01

    Do you sign out of your Google account completely on the phone, or only in the Play Store?
    12-30-2019 11:15 AM
  3. android_freak1's Avatar
    Yes, completely and even from the Settings/Accounts and I remove the Google account from there as well.
    12-30-2019 11:45 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's an interesting question, then -- I'm not sure what happens to those updates. It probably still updates, kind of like how Google Play Services will update in the background regardless of the Google account.
    12-30-2019 02:11 PM
  5. android_freak1's Avatar
    Actually, despite having that feature on my phone, it will not work because I purchased my S10e phone with Android 8 or 9 (cant remember exactly). In order for the Google Play System Updates to work, you need to purchase a device that already has Android 10 on it.
    12-31-2019 01:55 AM
  6. android_freak1's Avatar
    When I sign-in into Google Play, then I see the option Google Play System Update with security patch Jan.1.
    Now when I remove my Google account from the Settings/Accounts page, then I do not even see Google Play System Update, only after when I sign-in to Google Play then the option appears again under Biometrics and Security.
    02-07-2020 04:05 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    When I sign-in into Google Play, then I see the option Google Play System Update with security patch Jan.1.
    Now when I remove my Google account from the Settings/Accounts page, then I do not even see Google Play System Update, only after when I sign-in to Google Play then the option appears again under Biometrics and Security.
    You trying see if it gets updated without a account?
    02-07-2020 04:11 PM
  8. android_freak1's Avatar
    Yes, that is correct.
    Will it update even when I am not signed into Google Play?
    02-08-2020 05:33 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Never stayed signed out to know for sure . What's the reason your signing in and out ?
    02-08-2020 08:21 AM
  10. android_freak1's Avatar
    Its just my standard security protocol. I do this for every sites that require signing in, not just Google Play.
    With that said, I will stay signed in to the Google Play Store to see if Google Play System Updates are functional.

    My next question would be, what is the difference between the Security Update and the Google Play System Update?
    Would the Security Update be slower on pushing out the Android security patches? Does the Google Play System Update only focuses on just the Android security patches?

    It is a bit confusing having to see two update locations: Security Update and Google Play System Update under the Biometrics and Security section.
    02-08-2020 01:33 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I believe securty updates to play store is for apps and play store itself and regular security updates is for OS (andriod)

    Signing in/out is your personal choice but not seeing good point on doing that .


    I think if you like more Information on this sort of stuff should look into being a Andriod developer learn coding to get better picture what's going on .
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-08-2020 02:01 PM

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