5th App Strike in 2022: List of 54 Apps Banned in India


Apps are available in large numbers for Android and iOS. The apps are developed by various countries: South Korea, America, Japan, China, India. All these apps are stored in the App Store and Google Play Store. Not all of these apps are safe and reliable apps and that’s why the Indian government is taking smart moves on this. Check the 54 apps banned list here!

Many apps are listed over google play store and app store, Indian government’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has released an official 54 Chinese apps banned list today on 14th Feb 2022. Now, these apps will not be available for download. The notification has been released officially and the apps will be kicked out soon.

Why does the Indian Government ban 54 apps again in 2022?

The first app strike was done in June 2021 and it has impacted badly the app market and the people who were actively using such Chinese apps. During the first strike, many Chinese apps were listed for the games, apps, entertainment, and other categories. There’s valid data security and privacy reason to suspend these apps from the playstore. These apps were accessing the users’ personal data, device information, location and stealing the privacy sharing with other data agencies.

The government has understood this fact and immediately ordered and released the official notification for 54 Chinese apps banned list.

In June 2021, a conclusion was released about Chinese apps that are putting the nation’s security at risk so it would be better to block them and unlist them from the play store. The apps were used to share data transfer, images files, documents to nearby connected devices, Shareit, Xender, are known names for this purpose. Video making and photo editing apps were also banned. 

When the official list of 54 apps banned in India was released and listed as the name of the popular video making app TikTok, this created big chaos because users got habitual of these apps accessibilities and they were in a dilemma: 

  • What to do now? 
  • How will they share the data with other devices?
  • How will they reach out to other people?

The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken decisions to maintain the data privacy of all Indian individuals. This time one popular game banned in the news circulating across the globe is the Garena Free Fire game. Many kids were playing these games and lost their lives. This was a popular game among gamers and players and news is trending over Twitter and other social media apps along with other Chinese apps.

54 Chinese Apps Banned Again in February 2022

  1. Free Fire and Free Fire Max
  2. Garena Free Fire– Illuminate
  3. Astracraft
  4. UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping
  5. CuteU: Match With The World
  6. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
  7. AppLock
  8. Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera
  9. Lica Cam selfie camera app
  10. CamCard for SalesForce Ent
  11. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite
  12. Dual Space (64 Bit Support)
  13. DualSpace Lite 32 Bit Support
  14. Dual Space (32 Bit Support)
  15. Dual Space Pro (32 Bit Support)
  16. Multiple Accounts and Clone App- Dual Space Lite 
  17. Multiple Accounts & App Cloner-Dual Space Pro
  18. Nice video baidu
  19. Video Player Media All Format
  20. MP3 Cutter Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
  21. Music Player- Music.Mp3 Player
  22. Music Plus MP3 Player
  23. Music Player Equalizer & MP3
  24. Volume Booster Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
  25. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  26. Snack Video Maker with Music-Viva Video Editor 
  27. FancvU Video Chat & Meetup
  28. Small World-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
  29. Conquer Online MMORPG Game
  30. Conquer Online Il
  31. Onmyoji Chess
  32. Onmyoji Arena
  33. Twilight Pioneers
  34. APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
  35. Live Weather & Radar Alerts
  36. Notes- Color Notepad, Notebook
  37. FunChat Meet People Around You
  38. MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
  39. Wink: Connect Now
  40. Badlanders
  41. Voice Recorder & Voice Changer
  42. Barcode Scanner QR Code Scan
  43. EVE Echoes
  44. Extraordinary Ones
  45. CuteU Pro
  46. Real: Go Live. Make Friends
  47. Real-Lite -video to live!
  48. FancyU pro-Instant Meetup through Video chat!
  49. Equalizer Bass Booster|Volume EQ |Virtualizer
  50. Equalizer & Bass Booster Music Volume EQ
  51. Equalizer Pro Volume Booster & Bass Booster
  52. Parallel Space Lite 32 Support

The list we have curated from different news websites to eliminate any misunderstanding and provide you validate the information. News is sad and happy at the same time because the government can’t put the users’ data privacy and security at risk or black holes. This was indeed to avoid Chinese data agencies out of reach. 

Now, next time you download any apps check if the app is asking for other personal information permission to access from your phone also check the developer source from where it has been released.

All the 54 apps banned by the Ministry, we have listed here were banned for iOS and Android phone play stores both so check if you have one of those on your phone if yes then delete them as these apps will be out of service in a few days.

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