What’s New in Google Play System August Update? Improvements in the Safety and Emergency Section

Google has started rolled out the August Play System update. With this new update, The company has mainly focused on the Safety and Emergency Section. This section also introduces some additional features to the Security as well as Device Management that are useful for the users.

If we talk about the changelogs. Here are the changelogs of the August 2023 Play System Update.

August 2023 Google Play System Update Changelogs

Account Management

  • [Auto] Bug fixes for Account Management related services.[4]

Device Connectivity

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity related processes in their apps.[3]
  • [Phone] Guest mode setting in Cast is now deprecated.[3]

Google Play Store

  • [Phone] Change ads badge text from “Ads” to “Sponsored” across all of the Play Store surfaces.[7]
  • [Auto, TV, Wear] Improve your ability to report illegal content and enable user sentiment tracking for apps and Play reviews.[7]

Safety & Emergency

  • [Phone, Wear] Improvements to Android Emergency Location Service to help call takers and first responders reduce emergency response times.[3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Integrate Password Checkup and tracker alerts into Security and privacy settings.[4] 


  • [Phone] Relevant snippets from help articles will now be shown directly in the Feedback flow.[3]


  • [Phone, Wear] Adding wallet to additional countries.[5]

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[2]
  • [Auto] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.[2]
  • [Phone] Improve the profile creation flow for a subset of Google accounts.[4]
  • [Auto] When TOS acceptance is required to use Google apps and services, guest users must also accept TOS at least once every 24 hours.[4]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.[4]
  • [Auto] Updates to system management services that improve Media Support.[4]
  • [Phone] New “Recommended” tab with static feature recommendations in Google Settings.[3]

Do you guys find any new useful feature with this August security update. Do let us know in the comment box.

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