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Install unknown apps Device Administrators Find My Mobile Google Play Protect Make passwords visible

Install unknown apps

Apps that do not originate from the official Google Play Store cannot be installed on the Oppo smartphone without access rights, so the app must be explicitly allowed (for example, the file manager) to install an .apk app from an unknown source.

Android 10 (ColorOS 7.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Unknown source installations
Step 4:  Enable or Disable desired  App
Step 5:  Confirm with  Allow
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Unknown source installations
  4. Enable or Disable desired App
  5. Confirm with Allow

Device Administrators

Apps that want to get deep functionality into the system on the Oppo-Smartphone have to be identified as device administrators (device managers). A classic example is the "Find my device" feature from Google, which is installed by default on an Android device. To remotely reset the Oppo-Smartphone to factory defaults, the app has to be a device administrator.

Device administrators can be managed under ColorOS in the security settings.

Note: Any app cannot be defined as a device manager. The app must request access itself. Only then will it be visible in the settings to activate it.

Android 10 (ColorOS 7.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Device admin apps
Step 4:  Enter  Security-Code  and confirm with  Activate
Step 5:  Tap on desired  App
Step 6:  Tap on  Activate/Deactivate
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Device admin apps
  4. Enter Security-Code and confirm with Activate
  5. Tap on desired App
  6. Tap on Activate/Deactivate

Find My Mobile

Losing your Oppo smartphone can not only result in a financial loss, but also a personal one. On most Android smartphones, the "Find My Device" feature is installed and activated at the factory, just like on Oppo smartphones with ColorOS.

Android 10 (ColorOS 7.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Find My Device
Step 4:  Enable or Disable  Find My Device
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Find My Device
  4. Enable or Disable Find My Device

Google Play Protect

Google Play Protect is a service that regularly checks apps for malicious behavior and depending on the security relevance, the app is blocked or a notification appears.

By default, Google Play Protect is enabled on the Oppo smartphone, but can be disabled in the settings.

Android 10 (ColorOS 7.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Google Play Protect
Step 4:  Open the  Settings
Step 5:  Enable or Disable  Scan apps with Play Protect
Step 6:  Confirm with  Turn off
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Google Play Protect
  4. Open the Settings
  5. Enable or Disable Scan apps with Play Protect
  6. Confirm with Turn off

Make passwords visible

If passwords are entered in text fields on the Oppo-Smartphone, the last character entered is shown visibly on the screen, so it is possible to read the password. If this is (not) desired, the "Show password" function can be activated or deactivated in the security settings.

Android 10 (ColorOS 7.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Enable or Disable  Show password
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Enable or Disable Show password

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