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Should you uninstall these 59 red-flagged Chinese apps from your Android, iOS smartphone?

Not able to decide whether to delete the Chinese apps or not? Here's a quick answer to your confusion.

India TV Tech Desk India TV Tech Desk
New Delhi Updated on: June 29, 2020 21:18 IST
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Remove China Apps got popular on the Google Play Store.

Recently, the tensions between India and China grew by a larger margin. This was due to a number of factors. However, the major impact came-in after 20 Indian soldiers were martyred at the Galwan border. Now, the consumers are persuing towards using products and services that have been 'Made in India' and this is leading to a ban on popular Chinese apps in the country. 

According to a recent report, the Indian Intelligence agencies advised the Centre to either ban the Chinese apps in India or recommend people to avoid their use. Here’s a complete list of the app that can be potentially banned from India:

1. TikTok

2. Shareit
3. Kwai
4. UC Browser
5. Baidu map
6. Shein
7. Clash of Kings
8. DU battery saver
9. Helo
10. Likee
11. YouCam makeup
12. Mi Community
13. CM Browers
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
16. ROMWE
17. Club Factory
18. Newsdog
19. Beutry Plus
20. WeChat
21. UC News
22. QQ Mail
23. Weibo
24. Xender
25. QQ Music
26. QQ Newsfeed
27. Bigo Live
28. SelfieCity
29. Mail Master
30. Parallel Space
31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
32. WeSync
33. ES File Explorer
34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
35. Meitu
36. Vigo Video
37. New Video Status
38. DU Recorder
39. Vault- Hide
40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
41. DU Cleaner
42. DU Browser
43. Hago Play With New Friends
44. Cam Scanner
45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
46. Wonder Camera
47. Photo Wonder
48. QQ Player
49. We Meet
50. Sweet Selfie
51. Baidu Translate
52. Vmate
53. QQ International
54. QQ Security Center
55. QQ Launcher
56. U Video
57. V fly Status Video
58. Mobile Legends
59. DU Privacy

Later, the Government confirmed that there are no orders passed as to block these apps from being available to the Indian users. This means the apps will stay on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store until they do not break any of the terms and conditions set by Google and Apple. 

Also Read: These 50+ Chinese Android, iOS apps can be banned in India; Recommend Intel agencies

Should you delete these apps?

If you have been planning to uninstall these apps, you might want to think twice. If these apps have been valuable to you in any manner, you can still keep them as the government is not putting a ban on them (at least as of now). However, if your personal morale does not allow you to use a Chinese app, you might feel free to get rid of them. 

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