What is Applinker on Android?


If you want to know about Applinker, Then you are in the right place. You may have stumbled across Applinker or you may have heard about it somewhere. Whatever the reasons are this post contains a detailed report on Applinker.

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The android device comes with lots of pre-installed system apps. Among them, the majority are related to system buttons and some are bloatware. It’s hard for anyone to remember what these system applications do. The manual won’t even provide details on them. Among them, applinker is one such application.

What is AppLinker

Applinker as the name suggests It is a pre-installed application that links the app with the web pages. It allows you to insert links or open links in an app. It is found as com.sec.android.app.applinker. The “sec” in the package names refers to Samsung electronics. The app linker is developed by them.

What is AppLinker used for

You may have noticed that when you link on the link in WhatsApp or other apps you will be redirected to the browser. This action is performed by the android applinker application. In some devices, it may be replaced by other apps. It also redirects a link to android system webview.

Can I Uninstall App linker

Yes, you can uninstall applinker. However, the normal method doesn’t work on preinstalled apps. If you have a PC you can use it to delete the app linker through the ADB bridge. You can also delete it by rooting your device. Although it is recommended not to root your device just to delete the app.

If you are thinking about whether you should keep or delete applinker application. The best thing would be to keep the app. It will be helpful in opening links in the app and it won’t consume much storage. If it is deleted you won’t be able to open links in apps.

Yes, You can install applinker on your smartphone. However, it is not available in the play store. You have to download it from some 3rd party sites such as Apkmirror. Downloading apps from 3rd party sites is not recommended. Besides if your device doesn’t have this app, Then it means it doesn’t need one. You should only download the app if you have previously deleted it.

Applinker application is developed by Samsung Electronics for Samsung devices. So it may not work for other devices.

Where to find this Application

These kinds of applications are not visible in the apps section. You can’t even use Spotlight or Finder App to search it. You have to find it through settings or you can use engineer mode to find it. We have a separate guide on enabling engineer mode on android.

Go to Settings on your device and select apps. Click on the 3 bots in the upper-right corner and select “Show system apps”. Keep scrolling until you find the app or use a search function you see one. You can use its package name com.sec.android.app.applinker to find it.

If you don’t find the app, don’t worry. It is not a compulsory app. Your device manufacturer may have replaced it with a different app of the same functionality.

Is Applinker safe or Is it a virus

When people notice applinker’s package name “com.sec.android.app.applinker” without application name, Some may think it is a virus and could be dangerous. But this is a pre-installed application, not a dangerous one. If you have gone through this post then you would be known that this app is safe and it won’t cause any harm to your device. It only requires storage and phone permission.

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