MIUI Pure Mode blocks application sideload for security reasons

Xiaomi MIUI Pure Mode can optionally block sideloading Android apps -  SlashGear

Application sideload has long been one of the Android features that most users love to use, because they can pass apps on their mobile that do not exist in official app stores, or are not officially compatible with their device , or are not available in their country.

However, application sideload is not always secure. Installing a bad APK could result in the installation of malware on the phone. To avoid this, Xiaomi is testing a new feature for MIUI called “Pure Mode.”

The Chinese company is currently looking for internal beta testers for the new MIUI feature. The feature will allow users to block the sideload of applications on their Xiaomi smartphones. Once enabled, users will not be able to install APKs from unofficial sources. Also, whenever the user wants to disable this feature.

Regarding the effectiveness of a beta version of Pure Mode, Xiaomi states that 40% of the APKs downloaded to its phones do not pass the test security. Meanwhile, 10% of downloads are recognized as dangerous applications. .

Xiaomi Pure Mode will give users more control over the applications they choose to install on their phones and ensure that they receive these apps of their choice and from legitimate sources.

There is no information on when the new feature will make its official appearance in MIUI. At the moment, it seems that the tests are limited to China.