Have you ever found yourself scrolling through your phone and finding an app that you don’t even remember downloading? There’s a good chance that these apps are causing more harm than they’re worth. With so many helpful features on our phones, we often forget the dangers of running unnecessary apps. Below, we’ll talk about how to control those curious apps and keep your device safe from threats!
When assigning permissions to apps, it can be challenging to remember which apps have access to your data. With the new privacy law in Europe, you might want to start paying attention to what permissions you’ve given to all of your apps!
Lifespan of the apps
With a typical 18-month lifespan for apps, development teams know they have to make their app stand out from the crowd in a short time frame. If you’ve been using an app for a while and it doesn’t offer anything new, take it off your device and don’t worry about having to download another one later.
So it’s worth taking a look at the apps running on your devices from time to time and reviewing which ones you no longer use. It’s essential to remove unnecessary apps from your device and delete your user account in the app, along with all the information stored about you!
Necessary steps by the apps
And for apps that are still in use, make sure you update them regularly and turn off data collection features such as location when the app is not in use. Before downloading or updating apps, check precisely what they ask for access to, and before you unthinkingly agree to the terms, weigh up the pros and cons, and read text reviews from other users.