Essential Android apps that every phone should have

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These are the Android apps that every smartphone should have. This apps are of utmost importance as matter of privacy, security and safety.

These are the Android apps that must be given utmost importance and every smartphone user should install this apps in his/her device for privacy, safety and security reasons.

Device Administrator:

Android device administrators allow you to remotely access your device. It is a great tool for finding a lost android phone and protecting your personal information. The only thing you have to do is activate the device manager on your android device. Your Google account in the device will be configured/associated with the device manager.

How a device manager generally protect your device?

  • The device manager locate Android devices associated with your Google account.
  • Reset your device’s screen lock PIN.
  • Erase all Data on the phone.

If you want to access your device from distance, you have visit the website of the device mananger which is activated on your device. Enter your Google email and password in website which is linked to your Android device and  you get the complete access.

Know more about device managers like working, activation and suggestions.

Antivirus apps:

According to a report Android’s share of global mobile malware is about 97%. Android devices are also vulnerable to spyware, adwares, malware, worms, trojans, viruses etc. so having a antivirus app will surely help to eliminate this vulnerable viruses by some measure and keep your data safe.

Some recommendations Antivirus —

AntiVirus Security (AVG Mobile Communications)

AVG Antivirus

AVG Antivirus logo

AVG Antivirus claims-

  • Scan apps, settings, files & media in real time
  • Enable finding/locating your lost / stolen phone via Google Maps™
  • Lock / wipe your device to protect your privacy
  • Kill tasks that slow down your device
  • Browse the web safely & securely
  • Monitor battery, storage and data package usage

CM Security Antivirus AppLock (Cheetah Mobile)

CM security logo

CM security logo

CM security claims-

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CM Security ranked #1 by the AV-TEST again! AV-TEST, a leading independent organization in Germany, conduct regular appraisals of all antivirus products on the market and hand it awards for excellence. Their award is regarded as like an Oscar in the field of IT security and antivirus research. AV-TEST evaluates antivirus software based on how well they can detect viruses, how user-friendly they are, and awards high-quality products their commendations.

  • Lock / wipe your device to protect your privacy
  • Kill tasks that slow down your device
  • Browse the web safely & securely
  • Monitor battery, storage and data package usage
  • Take a photo of someone who entered the wrong password twice
  • Gotcha! The one who wants to snoop on my Whatsapp

Antivirus & Security (AVAST software)

AVAST ANtivirus logo

AVAST ANtivirus logo

AVAST Claims to have:

  • Avast Mobile Security keeps your device safe from viruses, malware, adware and spyware.
  • It helps you locate your lost phone through our web-based phone locate feature.
  • Remote device lock and/or memory wipe in its advanced Anti-Theft component keep your data safe.
  • Handy tools like call filter, network meter, app manager, and even firewall (on rooted phones) give you complete control of your mobile phone.

Phone and apps security lock

One app I would love to recommend is AppLock by DoMobile  Lab.

  • AppLock can lock SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Facebook, Gallery, Market, Settings, Calls and any app you choose, with abundant options, protecting your privacy.
  • AppLock can hide pictures and videos, AppLock empowers you to control photo and video access. Selected pictures vanish from your photo gallery, and stay locked behind an easy-to-use PIN pad.
  • With AppLock, only you can see your hidden pictures.
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Find more info on AppLock — apps locking Android app.


App backup

If you have apps installed which you do not frequently use than their is app which can take backup of the apps and install it whenever you need it. One such good app is  App Backup & Restore. It is used to backup and restore apps for android. You can save space of your phone by taking backup and remove some apps that are not frequently used.

You can backup apps to SD card, set storage path to save backup file, send apps via different sharing methods, take backup of complete batch, restore/install a complete batch, show storage usage, have auto backup feature on install.

Note: App Backup cannot backup data or settings of apps for you, but it only backup the apk files.

Note and Conclusion:

I hope you liked this article on must have Android apps. Do share it and ask me if you have any query by commenting below.

Nikhil Azza

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