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8 Best Android Privacy and Security Apps

having just a good anti-virus security app in your smartphone doesn’t intend a complete Safety.

Must read: Android user Protect yourself

Since Mobile Device Protection is included of security of complex features, such as:

  • Data privacy and security features
  • Permission restrictions for snoopy apps
  • A blacklist for undesired calls
  • An excellent backup capability, in case your smartphone gets deteriorated.
  • As well as encryption functionality.
 Android is a very compliant mobile operating system that can satisfy all these mobile security difficulties if you choose an appropriate security app from Play Store.

It's never a doubt, Google Play Store has a plenty of options, and it’s actually challenging for you to select the ones that meet all your expectations.

So, I determined to assist you by presenting a short list of the best android security apps that I always suggest to any Android smartphone user.

Here are the best security apps you must have on your Android smartphone; have a look:

TextSecure Private Messenger (Free)

There are an immense number of secure messaging apps available in Play Store, but the problem is that most of them work only if both the parties use the same app for encryption to work.

TextSecure cuts that limit and works with regular SMS text messages as well, which symbolizes you can add an extra layer of security to regular texting even if the client you are messaging is not using TextSecure.

TextSecure Private Messenger is an open secure text messaging app developed by Open Whisper Systems. It is totally open-source and supports end-to-end encryption for secure text messages, means nothing is stored on its server.

Your private conversations will be indeed safer if both individuals are conversing directly through the TextSecure app, but the ability to encrypt your standard SMS messages makes it different from other secure messaging apps.

Download & Install TextSecure Private Messenger.

RedPhone: Private Calls (Free)

RedPhone is a free secure calling app that implements end-to-end encryption for your private calls, securing your phone conversations in a way that nobody in the middle can listen in.

The reason for which I prefer  RedPhone app is that it’s very easy to use. RedPhone uses your standard phone number to make and receive phone calls, so there is no need for any other identifier.

The Red phone app created by Open Whisper Systems is completely open source and free to 

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Crypt4All Lite (AES) - (Free File Encryption Software)

Crypt4All Lite (AES) is the popular app for mobile device encryption that is being used to encrypt and decrypt files with 256 bit AES algorithm (AES Crypt version 2).

It has been developed by codewell4, keeping data privacy and security in mind.

This mobile device encryption app is being used to encrypt your sensitive files before moving them to online cloud services and store the encrypted files on your Android smartphones.

Nobody except you can access and read those files that have been protected by a Unicode as your password, until or unless you don’t share your password with the person.

Orbot: Proxy with Tor (Free Privacy and Online Anonymity)

    Orbot is an app that allows users to access the Internet, email and instant messaging without being frightened to be monitored or blocked. Orbot brings the functionality and features of Tor directly to the Android OS.

Tor is a free, open source software project that accommodates you defend against network surveillance. Orbot is a tool used to protect online privacy by using Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and pass your traffic through a series of computers around the world, maintaining your anonymity.

Orbot is developed by The Tor Project, so you can safely use it for data protection and confidentiality.

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AppLock (Free Application Lock Utility)

    AppLock is used to protect your personal data to be accessed by anyone. You can put a lock on your SMS, Contacts, Gallery, Gmail, Settings, Facebook, Calls and any other app you want to keep away from other people.

Do not confuse AppLock with your phone's built-in lock feature, as the built-in feature of your smartphone only allows you to put the lock on your phone, but not on the selective apps you.

With AppLock, you don’t need to worry about friends borrowing your phone to play games or they get it to have a look.

You can Download AppLock for Free from Google Play Store.

App Ops (Free App Permission Manager)

App Ops is an Android app that allows you to block permissions to individual apps. This is a great app that allows blocking unnecessary app permissions of certain apps that do not have anything to do with the main function of the apps.

Ordinarily, Android OS is built with an app permission system and when you install any app from Play Store you are asked to grant the permissions that the app requests. If you decline to agree, the app is not installed. It’s an all or nothing situation.

App Ops resolves this problem and enables you to modify the app permissions. So for example, if you don’t want your facebook app to collect your conversation-based data, which is being used by ad agencies, then you can withdraw that permission for that particular app.

App Ops is available for free in Google Play Store and supports Android 5.0.

Nevertheless, App Ops is still available on Android 4.3, 4.4.0 or 4.4.1 if your device is rooted. If you have updated your Smartphone to Android 4.4.2 then you need to first launch a root authentication and then reboot your device.

K-9 Mail (Free Secure Email Encryption Software)

Email carries the most sensitive data as it’s related to both our personal as well as professional life. K-9 Mail fits your hopes by presenting you a secure email encryption service.

K-9 Mail is a free and open source email encryption software for Android that allows you to securely send and receive an email from one or more email accounts. When used with Android Privacy Guard (APG) to encrypt the contents.

K-9 Mail is based on the original Android mail client by Google and is distributed under the open source Apache license, although it has a whole heap of added features.

K-9 Mail supports IMAP IDLE for push messaging.

If you wish to download installable packages of more recent builds, you can head on to the K-9 download page.

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