Android & iOS apps alternatives to 59 banned Chinese apps that you can safely use.

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The Indian Government said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India,
defense of India, the security of the state and public order”
India’s IT Ministry has said that the Chinese apps were stealing and transmitting users’ data in
an unauthorized manner. The ban on these Chinese apps was the result of many complaints from
various sources.
Many of the Chinese apps were linked to the issues like data privacy, and have been asked the
users sharing sensitive information with the Chinese government.
The Indian government said in its statement that, these Chinese apps were profiling to the national
security and defense of India so it was a matter of deep and immediate concern which requires
emergency measures.
As the impact of banned apps were already affecting millions of users across India, unable of using
blacklisted apps.

List of alternatives to TikTok, UC Browser, ShareIt and more on Android, iOS

1. Banned video-sharing apps: TikTok, Kwai, Vigo Video, VFly Status Video, VMate, Likee, U Video, New Video Status

Alternative: Chingari, Roposo, Bolo Indya, Dubsmash

2. Banned social media apps: Helo, We Meet

Alternative: ShareChat, Facebook, Instagram

3. Banned File sharing/transfer app: ShareIt, Xender, ES File Explorer

Alternative: Files Go, Google Drive, Dropbox

4. Banned browser app: UC Browser, CM Browers, DU Browser, APUS Browser

Alternative: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Jio Browser

5. Banned map apps: Baidu Map

Alternative: Google Maps, Apple Maps

6. Banned online shopping app: Shein, Romwe, Club Factory

Alternative: Myntra, Amazon India, Koovs, Limeroad, Flipkart

7. Banned mobile game apps: Clash of Kings, Mobile Legends

Alternative: Clash of Clans

8. Banned battery saver apps: DU Battery Saver

Alternative: Battery Saver & Charge Optimizer

9. Banned photo editing apps: Beauty Plus, YouCam makeup, Wonder Camera, Photo Wonder, Sweet Selfie, Meitu, SelfieCity

Alternative: B612 Beauty & Filter Camera, PicsArt, Lightroom, Snapseed

10. Banned community apps: Mi Community

Alternative: There isn’t any alternative as such but users can use Twitter for Xiaomi updates

11. Banned antivirus apps: Virus Cleaner

Alternative: Avast Anti-virus 

12. Banned news apps: Newsdog, QQ Newsfeed, UC News

Alternative: Google News, Apple News, InShorts, NewsHunt

13. Banned messaging apps: WeChat, QQ International

Alternative: WhatsApp

14. Banned mail apps: QQ Mail, Mail Master

Alternative: Gmail, Outlook

15. Banned blogging apps: Weibo

Alternative: Twitter

16. Banned music apps: QQ Music

Alternative: YouTube Music, JioSaavn, Apple Music, Wynk Music, Spotify

17. Banned live-stream apps: Bigo Live

Alternative: Twitch, YouTube, Facebook

18. Banned clone apps: Parallel Space

Alternative: App Cloner

19. Banned video calling apps: Mi Video Call – Xiaomi

Alternative: Google Duo, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

20. Banned syncing apps: WeSync

Alternative: Google Contacts

21. Banned video editing apps: Viva Video – QU Video Inc

Alternative: Adobe Premier Pro

22. Banned call recorder apps: DU Recorder

Alternative: Automatic Call Recorder, inbuilt call recorders in smartphones

23. Banned App lock apps: Vault- Hide, DU Privacy

Alternative: KeepSafe, AppLock

24. Banned cache cleaner apps: Cache Cleaner DU App studio, DU Cleaner, Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

Alternative: CCleaner, Norton Clean

25. Banned interactive gaming apps: Hago Play With New Friends

Alternative: Snapchat or any other social media app

26. Banned scanning apps: CamScanner

Alternative: Adobe Scan, Microsoft Office Lens, inbuilt scanner in iPhones’ Notes app

27. Banned media player apps: QQ Player

Alternative: VLC Media Player

28. Banned translation apps: Baidu Translate

Alternative: Google Translate

29. Banned password manager: QQ Security Center

Alternative: 1Password, Keychain in iOS

30. Banned app launcher apps: QQ Launcher

Alternative: Microsoft Launcher

These apps are told to be spying on users and sending user data to China. So, it’s best to delete the banned Chinese apps and opt for their alternatives.

Note: The above mentioned alternative apps are popular ones. So, just in case you wish to go for some other app, you are always free to do so.

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