How to Remove “Unused Apps” From Play Protect

If you use Android and want to have your Smartphone well protected from malware , it is best to install a good antivirus . However, you will be happy to know that current mobiles come with a security option called Play Protect that works as a shield to avoid installing applications from unknown and dubious sources. However (despite the fact that this tool fulfills its mission) sometimes we will find it necessary to deactivate Play Protect, since its use can become quite restrictive and in some situations it will prevent us from installing new applications. Another reason why sometimes the use of this tool can be annoying is that we can get a message which says the following “App Permissions Removed” . And that is precisely the reason that has brought you to The MrAppsGeek , because you want to remove the “Unused Applications” from Play Protect , because throughout this article we will show you how to do it.

What is Play Protect and what is it for?

It is a security system that was launched in 2017 that allows you to verify the applications installed within the store itself. In this way you can automatically analyze the Play Store apps for malware, blocking, if appropriate, suspicious activities.

It is a message that appears automatically when your mobile detects that you have not used a certain application for a long time .

So if you haven’t opened an app for more than 3 months, Play Protect will remove the permissions you previously granted it .

What happens if I get an app on the list of unused apps in Play Protect?

Basically, if an app hasn’t been used for a while, what happens is the following:

How to see the list of unused applications in Play Protect 2023

To see the list of apps that we do not use, we will have to enter the Play Store and then our profile icon.

Then we access “Play Protect” .

On the next screen we will have to enter “Settings” which is located just above on the right.

On this screen we will have to go to the “Permissions of Applications that are Not Used” section .

Here we will have a list of applications that have not been used for more than 3 months , we can remove them from the list by doing the following:

  1. We select the app that we want to remove from “Unused Applications” .
  2. We click on the trash can icon.

Another way to remove an app from Play Protect’s list of unused applications is by reopening it, in this way it will automatically be removed from the list, it’s that easy.

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