What is 360 Security?

For this 360 Security App Review, we are going to be checking out this Android app on Google Play:

360 Security is Free Security Protection for Android Phones, “Trusted by 200 million users, 360 Security is the #1 all-in-one power cleaner, smart speed booster and antivirus app that optimizes your background apps, memory storage, junk files & battery power, keeping your device safe from virus and trojan.”

Is 360 Security Safe?

With 16,465,267 people rating it 4.6 in Google Play store… these many people can’t be wrong, the app is rocking it and part of it’s job is actually to keep you safe from viruses. So while this 360 Security App Review is just my opinion, there are very few bad scores on this chart.

360 Security App Review - rating

360 Security App – rating

360 Security App Review: What I Like

Well, I’m a bit of an app junkie, so my phone gets cluttered, like a lot.  This app helps me clean things up on an ongoing basis.

One other thing I like is the easy-access bar it adds to my phone for “Torch” which allows me to use my phone as a LED flashlight without another app. I also couldn’t figure out a way to do this on my own using the prepacked setup on my unlocked Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4.

360 Security App Review: What I Don’t Like

Well, there are ads… but it’s a free app, so I can’t complain much more than that. However…

I need to tackle this issue – it has been driving me nuts for the last week or so.

In the house, we kept hearing a seemingly random, loud-pitched, beeping noise. Sounded like a smoke-detector low battery warning.

Finally, yesterday I narrowed it down to a 100% charged beep notification coming out of my Samsung Galaxy S4.

Then I figured out this loud beep was being generated by the app.

360 Security Android: How to stop the Madness

Not sure when they added this functionality, but here is how to get rid of it. This super-annoying notification is hiding way down in the 360 Security App Settings menu (bottom):

360 Security App - Settings

360 Security App – Settings

Next step is to move the Full charge notification alarm setting Off (to the Left) to stop the daily semi-random annoyance:

360 Security App - Full Charge Notification Alarm

360 Security App – Full Charge Notification Alarm

At least they were nice enough to silence the thing for certain time periods, I just want it off ALL the time!

Final Verdict

Even with the quirks, I would say check it out. It’s still on my phone and I have to delete other apps constantly!

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