Administrator rights are a controversial topic for many users Android. Someone does not think about them at all, but someone constantly makes sure that no application receives them. Many do not know at all how to manage these rights. In this article, we will analyze what these rights are for, and most importantly, how to disable them. At the same time, let's not forget about the reverse process. If you want to enable them, you can easily do so. You should not neglect the knowledge of the issue, since administrator rights essentially give the application almost full access to your smartphone, and this is a threat to the security of not only personal data, but also payment information. So let's figure it out.
True admins allow the app to manage almost everything on the smartphone.
What are administrator rights Android
Some applications on Android work, so to speak, in advanced mode. That is, it is not enough for them to simply work with some section in memory. In order for them to function fully, they must be given administrator rights. After that, they will have much deeper access to the system and will be able to perform more complex operations.
Often such applications are system applications, but third-party options are also possible. They are systemic when it comes to file storage, Android Pay and the like. In this case, applications must have rights so that they can be used normally. In other cases, you should be more careful with this and understand (and most importantly, accept) all the risks.
Why you need to disable administrator rights
There are many reasons to prevent applications from exercising “unlimited power”. Among them there is everything – from the banal fear for the safety of their confidential data to much more practical things.
Too many rights to Android should not be given
For example, if several applications have administrator rights, they can interfere with each other's work. It turns out that I wanted the best, but it turned out worse. In this case, blocking administrator rights for one of the applications can solve the problem of slowdowns, freezes and even system crashes.
In addition, some applications can abuse the rights given to them and turn your smartphone into a tool for their creators to benefit. Money can be stolen from you, passwords can be stolen, or simply spam or other not very good messages sent through your phone. Of course, this is an unlikely scenario, but you get what I mean.
How to disable administrator rights in Android
Disabling administrator rights in Android is much easier than it might seem at first glance. To do this, you just need to go to the settings and find the item “Security” there, which contains all the relevant controls.
Having opened the “Security” section, go to the “Additional settings” item. There you need to find the item “Device Administrators” and you can configure what you need.
Your screen will display applications that have already been given access to administrator rights. If you don't need any of them and want to revoke its privileges, just go inside and configure it as you need it.
An uncomplicated path to administrator settings
How to enable administrator rights
To enable administrator rights, you need to do the same operation. Open the phone settings and go to “Security” – “Additional settings” – “Device administrators”. Before you will be applications that may need administrator rights. We open each of them, get acquainted with the list of what it can do, and enable or disable administrator rights for it.
It is important to understand that you will not open administrator rights to conflicting applications that will interfere with each other instead of helping the system work.
Why can't I disable administrator rights
Since we have undertaken to consider all cases, let's consider one in which you, for some reason, cannot disable administrator rights. This is not a very good situation, and if you are faced with it, most likely you do not have a button to disable rights, the smartphone hangs at the moment of disconnection or simply flies out of the settings menu when you try to enter the “Device Administrator” or directly into the applications.
This behavior of a smartphone may be due to the fact that it has a virus on it that does not want to be taken away from it. This problem can be solved only with the help of an antivirus, if it can cope, or simply by resetting all settings with the contents of the device to the factory values. There are options when this does not help, but it's worth a try.