How to Prevent OnePlus Phones from Collecting User Information Without Knowledge

OnePlus allegedly collects personal details of smartphone users

In the recent past, OnePlus has been accused for manipulating benchmarks, incorrectly mounting displays, incompetency in providing adequate device support and now the company has been reportedly found guilty of collecting user data without their knowledge.

After the blog post, OnePlus responded to the allegations saying the device information being collected was to improve services and that users had the option to switch off the option of transmitting usage activity at any time. This tool can automatically find security problems in web applications.

Anyway, without getting too in depth, Moore found out more of what was being sent to this domain: IMEI number, MAC addresses, mobile network names, Wi-Fi SSIDs, and the phones serial number.

While there was initially no clarity on whether the device affected only the OnePlus 2, the company's response clarifies that all OnePlus devices such as OnPlus 3, OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 have this issue.

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This can possibly help the Chinese manufacturer to release more stable builds of its OxygenOS.

So, how to stop Oneplus from peeping into your device? Moore has also found that OnePlus Device Manager and OnePlus Device Manager Provider are the two items that are unfairly collecting user data.

OnePlus later told Android Police that it securely transmits analytics over HTTPS to an Amazon server in 2 streams. OnePlus has said that the data only contains "usage analytics" which is used to "fine tune our software".

For what it's worth, you can turn off the "transmission of usage activity" by unjoining the "user experience program" in your advanced settings menu. Though OnePlus claims its doing this to provide better after-sales support, most users might not be happy about being kept out of the loop all this while.

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At the heart of the issue is the telemetry data OnePlus is collecting, the expansiveness of which some people feel is too great, plus the fact that certain bits of data could theoretically make it possible for the company to connect the particular user with the particular data collected. Also, the statement does not address privacy concerns.

Since then, a Twitter user, Jakub Czekanski, has already pointed out to a solution to this unwarranted data mining. However, users aren't advised to resort to the method as removal of OnePlus Device Manager app can affect the functionality of the phone. It is being reported that OnePlus is mining personal data from smartphones without user consent.

The increasing penetration of smartphone has its own side effects, and stealing users' personal data is one of the most crucial ones amongst all.

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