Xiaomi Tries MIUI Pure Mode to Protect Phone from Evil Apps


Xiaomi recently started rolling out MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition globally. Xiaomi has also prepared the next update for its homemade interface, namely MIUI Pure Mode.

Quoted from GSM Arena, Tuesday (7/9/2021) Xiaomi began recruiting testers to test the MIUI Pure Mode feature in China. This is an optional feature that allows the user to protect his phone from malicious applications.

Based on Xiaomi data, around 40% of apps installed using the MIUI default installer did not pass their security audit. In addition, 10% of applications are identified as security risks.

MIUI Pure Mode is Xiaomi's way of dealing with the threat of this malicious application. This feature can turn off the APK sideloading option or install applications from external sources and block the application installation process in the background without the user's knowledge.

Unlike Apple, which prohibits users from sideloading, Xiaomi says this feature is optional so it can be turned off if users want to install apps from other sources.

Currently, registrations for the MIUI Pure Mode beta trial in China are already being processed and the trial packages will be distributed starting September 6. This trial will roll out to 1,000 devices and beta testers that have been accepted per day for five days, so the tester coverage isn't that big.

It is unknown what Xiaomi will do with MIUI Pure Mode after this trial ends. Whether this feature will be part of MIUI 13 based on Android 12 is still a question.

It's also about the availability of this feature outside of China, considering that Xiaomi mobile users in the global market have relied on the Google Play Store to download applications, so malicious applications are not a too threatening issue.

Xiaomi Tries MIUI Pure Mode to Protect Phone from Evil Apps Xiaomi Tries MIUI Pure Mode to Protect Phone from Evil Apps Reviewed by thecekodok on 7:42:00 PM Rating: 5
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