Apps JioSecurity

What does App Advisor feature do in JioSecurity?

JioSecurity App Advisor protects you by warning about the apps installed that can leak personal information, pop-up ads on your device, battery usage. It scans your device by performing a cloud-based Reputation Scan and warns you about the installed apps with a risk summary. These apps are identified and rated as Privacy Risk, Unusual Behavior, Battery Usage, and Data Usage depending on the following behavior:

  • Personal Data Shared - displays information such as personal account information, contact details, SIM card details, settings info, installed app details, location, and or device details when it is shared with the app installed.
  • Ads Displayed - informs you if the app displays advertisements within the app, or push the advertisements to your notification bar, or places advertising icons on your Home Screen.
  • Background Data Usage - rates the app on its ability to potentially transfer cellular data or consume bandwidth in the background when the app is not in use.

Note: By design, some Android apps and their dependent services require background data to fully function.

  • Unusual Behaviors Detected - displays information when any unusual activity by an app is noticed on your device. • Background Battery Usage - lists the apps that use location data and frequently refresh in the background and may use more battery even when the app is not open.
  • When you install JioSecurity, during the initial setup, App Advisor automatically scans all the installed apps on your device and warns of risks if any. You can then trust or uninstall the app. To know more, read the procedure on How to Fix Issues reported by App Advisor.
  • You can also enable the App Advisor for Google Play which automatically scans the app even before you install it from Google Play and warns of potential risks associated with that app. To know more, read the procedure on How to Turn on App Advisor for Google Play.

Fixing issues reported by App Advisor:

  • From the Home Screen, launch the JioSecurity app.
  • Swipe through the screens to reach the App Security screen and then tap App Advisor. You may also tap Fix Now under the App Advisor warning in the JioSecurity Home Screen.
  • To review the issues with apps identified by App Advisor, tap either Privacy Risk, Unusual Behavior, Battery Usage, or Data Usage.
  • Tap the app that you want to review, and read the App Advisor report about potential risks.
  • Do one of the following:
  • If you want to trust and retain the app, tap on ‘Trust Anyway’. The apps you trust are added to the Trusted Apps list in App Advisor.
  • If you choose to uninstall the app, tap on ‘Uninstall & then Tap on ‘OK’.

Turning on App Advisor for Google Play:

  • From the Home Screen, launch the JioSecurity app.
  • Swipe through the screens to reach to the App Security screen.
  • Tap on App Advisor for Google Play.
  • Now tap on Turn on Accessibility.
  • In the Accessibility settings screen, under Services, tap on JioSecurity Service.
  • Turn on Accessibility for JioSecurity Service and tap on ‘OK’ to confirm.

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