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I've purchased MotoG4 Plus (Unlocked) around Summer 2016 at Amazon(India). I've been using the phone since then and have been extremely cautious about the apps I use on my phone.

Whilst playing through some settings on Pushbullet (under setting: Notification Mirroring > Choose which apps to enable), I've noticed an app named My Consumer Celluar who's logo looks similar to this playstore listing and two apps named Prip who's logo looks similar to this listing.

Prip My Consumer Cellular

I've never installed these apps before and these apps are not listed under Android App Settings for me to simply uninstall.

Atleast, the android app id for Prip is com.motorola.ptt.prip which makes sense because I have a Motorola phone. But, I have no idea about Consumer Cellular.

My questions:

  1. Why did Motorola install these apps even though it was sold in a different market ?
  2. How are these apps not visible under general android app settings ?
  3. Do these concealed apps work in the background thus invading my privacy? If so, How could one know that the apps are running in the background ?
  • It's probably your carrier added bloatware. Check with them first – beeshyams Jan 3 '18 at 4:27
  • Re: "How are these apps not visible under general android app settings", have you checked "show system" (or something similar, might be different from device to device) inside your general Android app settings menu? – Andrew T. Jan 3 '18 at 7:19

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