Tech Updates: 5 Things to Check While Downloading Apps!


5 Things to Check While Downloading Apps: We have to download different apps for many purposes in our smartphones. But downloading too many apps on the phone can also be dangerous. Therefore, it is important that you be careful before downloading every app because not all apps are secure and can steal your information. Today we tell you 5 such tips that you must keep in mind before downloading the app.


Do not download apps from unknown websites or app stores

Never download any app from any third-party store on your smartphone. Download apps only from the Google Play Store (Android) or Apple App Store (iPhone). These stores themselves check the apps and remove any dangerous apps. 

Please read the app's privacy policy and terms of service.

Many people do not read the terms and conditions of the app before downloading it. But, they must be read. If these terms are difficult to understand, it may be possible that the app wants to steal your information. Read carefully what information the app is taking from you and how it will be used.

The app can sell your information to make money

Many apps earn money by showing advertisements. But, some apps collect your information and sell it. Therefore, before downloading the app, definitely see how it earns money. If the method of earning is not clearly mentioned then it is possible that he is selling your information.

See app reviews and download numbers


Before downloading the app, read its reviews. If most of the reviews are bad then it may be possible that the app is bad or fake. Also, if very few people have downloaded a famous app, then definitely check its authenticity.

Don't download apps that ask for unnecessary permissions

While downloading an app, see what permissions it is asking for. For example, the Calculator app doesn't need your microphone or location. However social media apps may require a camera or microphone. If an app is asking for unnecessary permissions then it may try to steal your information. Many apps can run without giving permission.