“It is okay to own a technology, what is not okay is to be owned by technology.” And you would agree with one Munia Khan who said that “a smartphone is an addictive device which traps a soul into a lifeless planet full of lives.” And as if that isn’t addictive enough, immediately we buy a smartphone, we start a mad rush to download and activate all types of mobile phone apps. It’s like we are in a hurry to fill the phone’s memory. 

And in a short time, the phone reads “memory” full. Then a flurry of apps pop up to clear storage, boost memory, optimize ram, remove phone virus, clean phone, and the list is endless. Sadly, like meek sheep to the altar, we install more apps, which leads to more problems.  Worse still, we don’t realize that most of the apps are spies. They can store and read your data, and that’s why they decide which files in your phone are junk, duplicate, or junk. Unfortunately, some apps contain viruses, malware, and many other security issues. 

Imagine some can read even your most private and romantic text messages. Indeed, if you use texting apps or programs like Text Chemistry to help you strengthen your relationship, know that some apps could be enjoying your talk. The Text Chemistry relationship program shows you how to write clear and easy text messages. 

In the end, you’ll learn how to use tricks to provoke your man to answer your texts and be engaged as you communicate. So, it serves like a seduction tool, with sexting tricks that arouse your dream man. So much that you and your partner will have to take time to cool down from the heat generated through sexting. As a result, you’ll enjoy more sparks and intimacy in your relationship. 

So, that’s why you should not download any app you come across, since your conversations may never be private. Despite some apps coming from the play store, don’t trust most of them. The play store doesn’t have a closed system as Apple does. After all, most smartphones have inbuilt apps for security, removal of excess storage especially clearing cache, and they are protected from viruses. In a word, here are 5 apps you shouldn’t install in your on your phone. 

1. Phone Cleaner Apps 

Contrary to claims by some mobile phone apps, your phone doesn’t need any cleaning. So, there are many cleaning apps that you shouldn’t install on your phone. If you must clean your phone, then it’s something you can do even when your phone storage is full. Begin by deleting any unnecessary files or apps that you no longer use or use less frequently. 

Then, you can clear the cache left by deleted files and apps. Just go to phone stings>storage>cached data>clear cache. Or for some models just go to settings>applications>select the app>storage>select clear cache for each app. By the end of it all, you will have cleaned a lot of memory and created more space. 

You don’t have to install the cleaner apps as some contain viruses and spy on you. Better still, clearing cache helps save battery power and eliminate viruses. And, avoid phone cleaning apps claiming to defragment your phone disk since phones have no hard drive to defragment. 

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2. Antivirus apps that you shouldn’t install on your phone 

 Have you ever seen a leopard in sheepskin? Then most of the so-called antivirus apps are exactly that. You will find a cohort of them in the phone play store.  But many apps host viruses and malware that they incidentally claim to fight. If you have to use an antivirus, go for well-known brands which you are sure are legit. 

After all, most android smartphones don’t require an antivirus unless you frequently download unknown APK files. You will notice that your smartphone is set to block the installation of unknown apps. So, you must disable it to allow the installation of unknown apps. To avoid viruses, only download and allow the installation of apps from trusted sites. Unfortunately, too, the so-called antivirus apps don’t remove malicious files. 

Instead, the antivirus apps run in the background and keep sending warnings about possible viruses while consuming the battery and space without offering any protection against dangerous viruses. Fortunately, most apps in the Google play store are a bit safe, while Apple blocks such apps. All the same, be careful about unknown apps that you shouldn’t install on your phone. 

And even if the antivirus apps don’t contain viruses, some have spyware to read and transmit your private data. So, uninstall them to save your phone system resources like storage and memory, and stop letting antivirus companies collect your data? 

3. Avoid battery-saving apps 

The so called battery-saving apps are mobile apps you shouldn’t install on your phone since they are fake. Battery apps can’t save power unless they stop apps that drain battery power. You require a rooted device to control your phone Operating System to prevent the apps from using battery power. So, if you don’t have a rooted device, forget about saving power through an app. 

The only way to save power is by disabling apps to stop using power. To stop apps you don’t use, go to Settings>battery, then force stop or disable the apps. Or you can go to settings>applications>click on an application, then force stop or uninstall if you are not using it anymore. You can enable them if you need to use them later.

4. Don’t install RAM saving apps 

Additionally, there are RAM-saving apps that you shouldn’t install on your phone. RAM saving apps promise to clean your phone and make it fast by freeing up space and RAM. In truth, no app can speed up your phone or increase your phone’s RAM. Any app claiming to do it must be malicious. 

Sadly, many such apps exist even in the play store. If any exist, it must remain open throughout. So that it shuts down the RAM you aren’t using often. But in the process, then the app uses your RAM and processor, which renders your phone slower instead. Fortunately, Android OS manages your RAM usage optimally, so you don’t need any saver. You only need to close the apps you are not using to release memory.

5. Flashlights 

Perhaps, the other apps you shouldn’t install on your phone are flashlights. These apps claim to give you super fast and highly illuminating flashlights. Such apps may have been in use when smartphones didn’t have powerful flashlights at all. But that was a long time ago. Currently, Android and iOS both have flashlights built into the OS. 

Amazingly, people keep installing flashlight apps with the hope of getting better flashlights. Yet, they end up with the same or worse flashlights compared to the built-in solutions. Indeed, most feature endless ads and require irritating permissions to use them. And imagine the trouble and inconvenience you will undergo in case of an emergency? So, you must wait for an ad to run for you to use the flashlight.  

Final Take 

In a word, there are many mobile phone apps you shouldn’t install on your phone. The flashlights, antiviruses, battery savers, RAM boosters, and phone cleaners are a no-no. Use the inbuilt apps to do what external apps found in the play store or other sites do. After all, most contain viruses and malware that may cause serious security issues with your phone. 

And imagine they read your data which you thought was private and confidential. Sadly, the apps read some of your most intimate and romantic messages to your loved one, making it ultimately a threesome! 

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