What you need to know by downloading the Android application from Google Play

The key difference of Android from iOS, which cannot be challenged, is the ability to download apps from alternative directories that are not related to Google. Despite the fact that this can be treated in different ways, the existence of the right to choose those app stores that you like, much better than his absence. Right, firstly, it is possible to download software that is not available in the local segment of the catalog of Google Play, and, second, developing competition, because Google looks at the others and enhances its catalog. But today we’ll talk about how to safely download software from outside Google Play.

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Although at first glance it seems that to download apps from the Internet – it’s a simple job, it is very important to follow some simple rules. All of them, oddly enough, relate to security. After all, if you neglect them, high risk of malware that will bring you a lot of problems.

The contents

How to download apps on Android

  • Download apps only from specially designated resources;
  • Not to distribute downloaded applications all of the privileges that they are requesting, without discrimination;
  • To be able in that case to uninstall the application in safe mode, if it turned out to be problematic.

Which Android smartphone is more similar to other iPhone

Let’s begin with web resources that I trust and where, if necessary, was not afraid to download the APK file of my desired app. However, to clarify: I have resorted to alternative sources of software only if I have no way to download the same app from Google Play. Such, for example, in the case of Photoshop Camera from Adobe, which was not in the Russian segment of the official Google.

How to download apps on Android

APKMirror and APKPure — best alternative sources of software

As you can see, the number of alternatives Google Play has quite a few official directories of applications that support manufacturers of smartphones. It’s AppGallery, Amazon App Store and Galaxy App Store. They are absolutely safe, but quite limited in range and in accessibility, because it applies only to part of the original firmware for smartphones Huawei, Samsung and Amazon respectively. Despite this, they are quite a convenient and ceteris paribus is quite good to replace Google Play.

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But if you take the independent app catalogs, among them, perhaps, lead APKMirror and APKPure. Anyway, I like them more than the others for its convenience, the logical construction interface, and built-in security tools, which scan APK files of the apps for viruses. Thanks to them, the likelihood that you will bring on your smartphone with malware or adware script tends to zero. But APKPure, in my opinion, still the due a native application. How to install it, I already told you.

How to revoke permissions from apps

To revoke permission from apps is very simple

With regard to the use of apps downloaded from alternative sources, everything is more or less clear. No matter what anyone said, but Google has made Android quite a safe platform that will not allow any program to access the information, which it is not intended, unless the user has given her a special permit. Therefore it is very important when you install the application, carefully read the requested permissions. Logically, if a taxi service will request access to your location, but it is strange – if the calculator will need access to the phones.

To revoke these permissions in “Settings”:

  • Go to “Settings” — “Applications” and find the desired application;
  • In the opened window choose the “Right” to see a list of these privileges.
  • If necessary, select and disable access to the application switch is in its inactive position.

How to safely uninstall applications

Safe mode allows you to remove even neudalimye application

Well, the last rule is a must ability to uninstall applications in safe mode. Despite the fact that I brought up only the sources used by myself and whom I trust completely, you never know where you will come across a malicious script. It is therefore necessary to be able to remove the device malignant application, even if the usual methods do not work.

  • Hold down the off button on the side of the device until you see a special menu or the device shuts down (this is true for very old models);
  • If the menu you have the option to restart, click “Restart”. If not — turn off the device;
  • The phone may take a few seconds. As soon as the screen is completely dark, this will mean that the smartphone is turned off;
  • Next, if you have a smartphone from Samsung, you need to turn on your smartphone and at the moment the logo appears hold the volume down key;
  • If you have a device from Samsung, you need to simultaneously hold down the power button and the volume down;
  • If done correctly, after restarting you will see “safe mode” in the lower left corner of the screen.

Safe mode is characterized by the fact that disables all applications, except system and, thus, allows the virus to prevent its removal. So, if you are not able to erase the application in the usual way, enter in safe mode should solve the problem.

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