Top 7 Privacy Protection Apps For Smartphones

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So, you have purchased a new smartphone and you are looking for the best privacy protection apps. When you Google search for the best mobile privacy and security apps, you will come across a plethora of options and with so many options, you won’t be able to make a smart choice.

These apps can help you with anonymised browsing, anti-virus tools, ad-blocking, and anti-tracking. I have listed top 7 privacy protection apps for your smartphone.

Signal

Topping the list is ‘Signal’ from Open Whisper Systems. It is one of the best messaging solutions to have it installed on your smartphone if you are concerned about security. It is an all-in-one messaging and voice call solution that comes with end-to-end encryption and above all it is free. The app lets you send text messages, group messages, voice calls, media & attachments to the contacts present in your phone.

The key features of this app are –

  • Easy to use.
  • Open-source.
  • Regularly audited encryption.

Offering user-friendliness and without making any compromise on security, Signal is undoubtedly one of the best options for all those who are looking for an encrypted messaging and calling app. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

Silent Phone

Second on the list is ‘Silent Phone’ from Silent Circle. The company is known for offering secure communication software & hardware, Blackphone is one of their successful launches and they have also come up with their own secure mobile-messaging platform. Silent Phone comes with encrypted video and voice calls, as well as you also get to enjoy encrypted self-destructing messaging and file transfers.

Most importantly, you will be having the encryption keys, therefore even though your messages may pass through the network of the maker, they won’t be able to read your data. Key features of the app are as follows –

  • Availability of remote or in-house training.
  • Securely send mp4, png, jpg, docx, and pdf files.
  • Trusted by the government and businesses across the globe.
  • Burn functionality offer protection to the text messaging with auto self-destruct.
  • Voice memos offer a contemporary substitute for traditional and unprotected voicemails.
  • Protected conference calling with HD quality.

The app is available for both Android and iOS.

Wickr Me

Is a popular end-to-end encryption messaging app. The app allows you to send private and self- destructing messages such as texts, photos, and videos to Wickr Me contacts. When it comes to your privacy, this app means business, it comes with secure encryption and deleting metadata like message timings and geotags.

The app also comes with Secure Shredder, this allows you to even delete all the attached files, data, and messages that prevent recovery. The company also has a bug-bounty program as per which there is a fixed amount offered by the company if you are able to locate a security flaw. Key features of Wickr Me are as follows –

  • No ads.
  • Configurable timer.
  • Connect safely.
  • Group communication.
  • Fun to use.

The app is available for both Android and iOS.

Telegram

In addition to having an interesting name, this app caters to the less tech-savvy users as well. The app offers Secret Chats through which you can program all your Secret Chat messages to self-destruct on its own from both participating phones. This way, you enjoy the provision of sending different types of disappearing content such as – videos, messages, pictures, and files.

The best thing about Secret Chats is that it comes with end-to-end encryption, this ensures that the message is only read by its intended recipient. Key features of Telegram are as follows –

  • Synched
  • Unlimited
  • Secure
  • Powerful
  • Reliable
  • Fun
  • Simple

The app is available for both Android and iOS.

LastPass

LastPass is a well-known password manager and password generator. This app locks all your passwords and personal details in one single secure vault. The app autofills web browser and app logins, it also generates new & secure passwords immediately. You can also store password and logins, generate strong passwords, and create online shopping profiles, and track online personal information in photos, audio notes and more.

The app is available for Windows, Android, and iOS.

True Key

Along with some neat features, True Key is undoubtedly one of the best password managers on the list. It does come with standard password manager features including encrypted password vault protected by a master password, encrypted notepad, and a password manager. The app also takes advantage of the phone’s fingerprint scanner and the best thing is that it turns your selfie camera into a biometric sensor, helping you to log in with your face.

The app is available for both Android and iOS.

SpiderOak

SpiderOak comes with end-to-end encryption; whether the data is in transit or stored, it is safe on SafeOak’s servers, fully encrypted as well, and it only gets unlocked by your password only. As per the free plan, you will get the storage space of 2GB and pay some extra amount will get you 100 GB extra. Some of the key features of SpiderOak are –

  • You get to share and open documents along with other applications on your smartphone.
  • You have easy access to all your files that you have backed up on your personal computer.
  • You also enjoy easy access to all your files stored in SpiderOakONE hive folder.
  • You can easily send any file by making a share link.

The app is available for both Android and iOS.

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Emma Brown is an extensive and experienced web-writer. I help people to have the most informative and appealing online presence. Content writing is my passion and scaling expectations is my basic motto, I live up to. I am a Mass Communication post graduate and written several articles for sites like Fixithere and newspapers like The Telegraph.

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