No matter how good a system is, there are some bad eggs and that’s what we are here to fish out. Do you really think there are Android apps you should not install or uninstall if you have it already?
Well, like you will always swiftly uninstall a bloatware or malware downloading app, some Android apps fall into this category.
Why would you choose to uninstall an app on your Android device?
There are so many reasons why one can uninstall an app. It boils down to the app and your personal preferences. To show you how serious this is, it would surprise you that most people see WhatsApp as an app they would never install.
It’s kinda funny if you find out the reasons behind such actions.
- One might uninstall an app if it’s using too much memory space or RAM.
- Others uninstall app because it contains some fishy malware codes that causes it to do unwanted actions.
- If an app needs an urgent update, you can uninstall the faulty one and wait for a fix.
- Apps that do something else other than what it was intended for are always thrown into the trash.
These are just a few reasons why one might want to kick an app out of his or her phone. Most times, apps that are bloatware also get uninstalled if possible, since most installations might require root access.
Since a lot of people tend to use third-party apps to do stuffs, we are putting together some popular Android apps that shouldn’t stay in your device.
You can put them elsewhere, but on your device, it isn’t safe or user-friendly..
The apps here might not look so bad to be uninstalled, but generally speaking, you might need to uninstall it. To make sure we know what we are doing, we will provide details and reasons to back up our claim on why you should not keep some Android apps.
Funny enough, most of these apps will cunningly show you through links that will contain malicious android apps in the name of completing one or two surveys or via adverts.
If you are looking for peace of mine while using your phone, there are apps you should delete and also stay away from.
So, the apps you should delete or disable includes,
- Apps that promise to always clean your RAM.
- Apps that pretend to be Antivirus or protect you from malware*
- Battery Saving apps
- Apps that promise to make your smartphone charge faster or charging apps.
- Apps that are always running 24 hours just to do a simple job.
- Apps that asks you to continuously download other apps for any reason, just stay off.
To be more specific or direct, let’s see some really troublesome apps that we need(I have already done mine) to throw out of our smartphones, at least for the moment.
ES File Explorer
Our favorite third-party file manager app unfortunately takes the first position as an Android app that you should ditch as soon as you see the uninstall button.
So, why on earth will I advice you to remove ES File Explorer from your device? Let’s see why.
- ES File Explorer used to be probably the most popular file explorer app out there. Five years ago, it was undoubtedly so powerful and very user-friendly with super features. What about now? It’s an opposite of what it use to be.
- ES File Explorer is now one of the top 10 popular Android apps that keep sucking the juice out of your battery even without your knowledge.
- A File manager that used to be very user-friendly now includes ads and pop ups like a scamming site.
- It adds a lock screen to your device that is literally tricky to disable.
- All this use a lot of your mobile data and battery power.
So what if you just can’t do without ES File Explorer, that would be taken cared of by better alternatives. Android is a very open operating system and has a whole lot of apps to do the same task. So if one fails, there are too many others to choose from.
After uninstalling ES File Explorer, you can download and use some other popular Android File Managers like X-plore File Manager, AndroXplorer File Manager, OI File Manager, Solid Explorer ($1.99) and ASTRO File Manager. These apps will work pretty well and soon you will forget the old broom.
Most Anti-Virus App
Like Antivirus for PCs, smartphones also have Antivirus apps. Antivirus on smartphones doesn’t do as much work as those on PCs and are not really necessary.
So why are Android phone Antivirus not so useful?
They do perform one or two unnecessary functions but can’t really stop your phone from getting malware. Antivirus programs on Android like Lookout Security have been helpful, it detects fishy apps and warns about the effected areas.
Most apps can’t do anything serious unless with root access, which leaves most Antivirus just mere task killers. To personally keep your phone safe, only download trusted apps especially from the Google Play store instead of trying out apps from any site that offers free or premium apps.
Clean it is a “junk file cleaner” that has about 10 million installs and has 85 percent four or five-star reviews. Well, with all these, it doesn’t mean it’s worth staying on your smartphone.
It does jobs that tend to reduce battery and increase RAM usage in the name of cleaning your device. It also shows adverts that aren’t really cool. By the way, most of these device cleaners are just making things harder in the background.
The best battery saving tip or alternatives are manual methods.
DU Battery Saver & Fast Charge
DU Battery saver is an extremely popular Android app. It even comes pre-installed on some Android devices. It has battery saving app with a gigantic download of 7.6 million and five-star reviews.
Not every trendy action is actually a good one. Unfortunately, the popular DU Battery saving app or fast charger app isn’t an app to keep. DU Battery saver is also one of the top 10 popular Android APK apps that suck the hell out of your battery because of what it tries to do.
Fast Charge? An app does not have the ability to change how fast your device charges. This is also the king of adverts – it sponsors almost every ad that you see in any other app and manifests its own ads on your lock screen and notifications bar. Also, all those fancy speed graphs and cool animations? Totally fake.
A good alternative as well is to use Greenify or the built-in battery saver and take manual actions to help preserve your battery.
Dolphin Web Browser
Dolphin web browser is one of the popular Android web browsers to choose from aside Firefox and Google Chrome. Although Dolphin is popular for its support for Flash and HTML5, it has some funny off-sides.
Dolphin Browser is supposedly having privacy issues and users are feeling unsafe while using the browser. If you really care about what you do online even in incognito mode, you should probably uninstall Dolphin browser and install Google Chrome or Firefox.
Clean Master is another seriously popular “battery saver, speed booster, and device optimizer” with a lot of downloads and reviews. It has about 600 million users and 26 million five-star reviews which keeps it so high.
But it doesn’t actually end there.
So why would an app with such downloads and reviews be tagged bad? Firstly, it’s made by Cheetah Mobile which is a company well-known for packing unfriendly ads, bloatware and uncomfortable contents into their apps.
Apart from that, it is not literally needed anymore. Android has gone beyond the need for RAM-saving apps. To do their job, it even gives the Android system more work load.
Most smartphones have inbuilt features to take care of RAM hungry apps while you can also do your part to keep your device functioning properly.
There are still some apps that aren’t really comfortable to use which aren’t in this article. If you have any suggestion or comment, please use the comments box to share your thoughts.