Google has launched a new online tool that allows users to see all the devices that have logged into their account in the last 28 days. If you have suspicions that someone may be logging into your Google account without your permission, you can log in and quickly identify any unauthorized access from computers and mobile devices.
Google has long allowed Android users to see which devices are connected and syncing with their Google account, but the search giant’s new tool detects all access from a multitude of platforms and devices — including iPhones and iPads, and Macs and PCs. It won’t just tell you when they last logged in, either, but also where they logged in from.
If an iPhone in Nigeria is accessing your accent, then, and you’re an Android user living in the U.S., you know that somehow, someone has obtained your password and is logging in.
If that’s the case, you can use the handy “Secure your account” link at the top of the page to change your password, update your recovery information, disable access for certain apps, and check account permissions. You can also click on the device to “remove” account access from it remotely.
If you want to be super secure, you can also enable 2-step verification, which means that in addition to your password, you will also require a code to log into your Google account. This can be sent to you via text message, a voice call, or within Google’s dedicated mobile app.
To see which devices have been accessing your Google account, simply click here, or visit the Security tab inside your account settings on Google.com and then click “View activity.”