How To Protect Your Private Data From Android Apps
How To Protect Your Private Data From Android Apps

There are lots of apps that may have access to your private data that is there in your android as you grant the permission to media access while installing the apps, so protect your private data from being stolen by these apps using cool xposed module.

In android there is lots of personal data that can be accessed by any unauthorized apps that were installed on the device. This is just because your Android data is openly saved in your file explorer that is not encrypted or protected by encryption method, so, even normal app can also hijack your data very easily as the media access permissions are granted when you click on accept button while installing the apps. And this may be endangering the private data that you might not want to share with anyone. So here we have a cool way that will help you to make your data private by disallowing the apps to access your media files without your permission. So have a look on complete guide discussed below to proceed.

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How To Protect Your Private Data From Android Apps

The method is quite simple and just need a rooted android device that will allow the Xposed installer to run on the device. And after having the Xposed installer you will be using an Xposed module to disallow the apps to have access to your personal or say private data. For this follow the guide below.

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 Steps To Protect Your Private Data From Android Apps:

Step 1. First of all, you need a rooted android as Xposed installer can only be installed on a rooted android, so Root your android to proceed for having superuser access on your android.

Step 2. After rooting your Android device you have to install the Xposed installer on your android and thats quite lengthy process and for that, you can proceed with our Guide to Install Xposed Installer On Android.Xposed Installer

Step 3. Now after having an Xposed framework on your Android the only thing you need is the Xposed module that is DonkeyGuard – Security Management the app that will allow you to manage the media access for apps installed on your device.

Step 4. Now install the app on your device and after that, you need to activate the module in the Xposed installer. Now you need to reboot your device to make the module work perfectly on your device.

Step 5. Now launch the app and you will see all the apps that are currently installed on your device.

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Step 6. Now edit the media permission for the apps that you don’t want to have access to your media with private data.privacy 2

That’s it, you are done! now the app will disallow the media access to that apps.

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Manually Checking App Permission

Well, our Android operating system offers a nice feature in which we can manage a single app’s permission. However, you need to have Android 6.0 Marshmallow or a newer version to get the option.

Step 1. First of all, open Settings and then tap on ‘Apps’.

Manually Checking App Permission
Manually Checking App Permission

Step 2. Now you will see the list of apps that are currently installed on your Android smartphone. Now you need to select the app, and then you will see ‘Permissions.’

Manually Checking App Permission
Manually Checking App Permission

Step 3. Now it will open a new window, which will show you all permissions that you have granted to the app like Camera access, contacts, Location, microphone, etc. You can revoke any permissions as per your wish.

Manually Checking App Permission
Manually Checking App Permission

Well, the same thing you need to perform if you feel that you have installed some suspicious app on your Android. By this way, you can protect your private data from Android apps.

So above is all about How To Protect Your Private Data From Android Apps. Use this method and you can easily make sure that your private data is being safe in your smart device. So keep on sharing and leave a comment below if you still have any related queries with this.



AUTHOR

Karanpreet Singh is the Co-Founder of Techviral. He writes about how to, tutorials especially on Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet, Social Networks, etc. Apart from this, he is an Ec-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and a Digital Marketing Expert. He loves to share his knowledge with others through blogging.

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