These 5 Chinese Apps Should Be Replaced Right Now!

India has been a top overseas destination for Chinese application developers for many years. There are many popular Chinese apps in India, with millions of user downloads.

You should replace these Chinese Apps as it is intruding on your privacy and many more reasons are listed below in the article. Some users are now looking for Indian alternatives to these popular Chinese apps, but finding a suitable option may not be that easy.

However, if you think it’s almost impossible to find the best alternatives to Chinese apps in specific categories, here are some apps that might change your mind, and here is also the list of which Chinese app you should replace.

An app named REMOVE CHINA APPS was seen on the play store, but after some time, it was removed from the play store. The main reason behind this was that Google Play store doesn’t allow an app to promote the uninstallation of other apps.


TIK- TOK is a Chinese video-sharing application that is possessed by BYTE-DANCE. It is a Beijing based cyberspace technology founded by ZHANG YIMING in 2012. It is used to create short videos of dance, lip-sync, comedy, and talent oriented videos.

Reason for Replacing

The privacy issues on Tik Tok are one of the most concerning things right now. The worst thing is that the Creator’s Moderation Policy. The documents obtained by The Intercept declares that the developers of the TIK TOK app ordered their moderators to restrain the posts that are created by users and considered as too ugly, weak, or are unfit for the platform.

Alternative – Instagram TV (IGTV)

IGTV is a standalone Instagram video app for Android and iOS smartphones. It allows for longer videos compared to Instagram feeds. Although IGTV is available as a standalone app, the basic features are also available in the Instagram app and on the website.

The service was launched and presented by former Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom at a live event in San Francisco on June 20, 2018, with developers.

IGTV has better content compared to Tik Tok and can follow your favorite creators, and it has more personalized content.

Another alternative to Tik Tok is ZigaZoo. It is an app that is super friendly to your kids. The content there is for kids, be it in pre-school or in class 12th.

App Lock

App lock is one of the most popular tools by DO MOBILE developers. It is around 50 million downloads and was developed in 2012.

Reason for Replacing

App Lock is the most popular Chinese app, but it has many privacy issues. It is still at number one in its category on the play store. These apps need many permissions like GPS, Network permission, and it requires a total of 36 permissions, which is too much for just an app locking service. It also asks for shady permissions like usage data access.

Alternative – Norton App Lock

Norton App Lock is the best alternative for app lock. It does not ask too much permission as an app lock, and it does not ask for shady permissions. It also does not draws over other apps and accessibility services. It is owned by Semantic, which is a US-based company.


Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) is an American communications technology company based in San José, California. It offers online video and chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for conference calls, telecommuting, distance learning, and social relationships. Zoom’s business strategy focuses on providing a product that is easier to use than the competition, as well as cost savings, including minimizing IT costs at the infrastructure level and high efficiency of the employees.

Reason for Replacing

ZOOM was recently routing its data to Chinese servers, and because of its privacy concerns and end-to-end encryption, it is heavily criticized.

The Indian government has also banned the usage of ZOOM because of its privacy concerns.

Alternative – Google Meets

Google meet is the most advanced and straightforward app which allows you to video call up to 100 people at one point in time. Just simply tap on the call button and add up to 100 people in your call, and all this comes for free.


SHAREit is a Chinese software company founded in April 2015. Users can use this app to send files, including photos, videos, music, contacts, applications, and other data. With the SHARE it app in Windows, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS devices, users can send files directly.

Reason for Replacing

This app has always been on the wrong side of publicity from hard coding passwords to software code, and now it is being banned by the Indian Armed forces as it installs apps without permission.

Alternative – Snapdrop

Snap drop is an open-source airdrop alternative. Both parties should open the Snap drop website on your device to send or receive the files. It works on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, web TV, and anything with the web browser. Just drag and drop your data to other devices. It works on peer to peer architecture, and it requires to be on the same Wi-Fi network. The setup is also is more comfortable than Share it.

Opera Vpn


Opera VPN is a Norwegian company, but the name and the brand are owned by a group of Chinese companies that is under the name GOLDEN BRICKS PRIVATE EQUITY FUND. The CEO and the Chairman is also the CEO of Beijing Kunlun Tech, which is the popular game distributor and app distributor in china.

Reason for Replacing

The privacy policies of OPERA VPN is collecting anonymous app usage and browsing data.

Alternative – Proton Vpn

This app is free of cost and is available on the play store. It is also open-sourced and unlimited. In the free version, you can select up to 3 server locations. It does not correct logs, unlike the free VPN services, but here is a catch you will be getting limited speed, limited servers to choose from, and only one device usage.

Riya is a tech enthusiast who is managing geeksgyaan. She lives on the Google side of the world. Apart from her work life, she loves to Travel and Read Novels.



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