Should I be using YouTube Vanced, is it safe?

Last Updated on March 5, 2022 by Vinay Kharayat

Hey there! You must be worried about your privacy and data that’s why you are here. So should you be using YouTube Vanced, Is it safe? Please stick with this article to know about Why you shouldn’t be using YouTube Vanced? Many people are looking for is vanced microg safe? I have also written about microG make sure you read that too.

What is YouTube Vanced?

YouTube Vanced is a popular modded version of YouTube. Basically, it adds a number of features to the official YouTube app, including built-in ad blocking, background playback, black/dark themes, and much more. This application is developed by an XDA member @Vanced Team.

Is YouTube Vanced Safe?

See YouTube Vanced is an open-source application. This means whatever changes made by YouTube Vanced developers are visible. One of the benefits of open source software is all other developers can view what new changes the developer made and if something is suspicious they will report that. Now you can decide for yourself is vanced YouTube safe?

So at the end of the day, I would say you can trust any popular open-source application. Make sure you download that application from its original developer. Here is the link to the official GitHub of YouTube Vanced. If you can’t find the download link, visit this link for the releases page of YTVanced GitHub. Change your browser to view as desktop if you can’t find manager.apk.

In addition, the developer has created a Vanced Manager Application to prevent any confusion. So just use Vanced Manager to install YouTube Vanced.

Also Read: How to play youtube video in background[No Root, No app]

Yes, Youtube Vanced is safe!

I am using YT Vanced from its initial release. The developers haven’t done anything bad so far and only kept updating the app, so in the 6 or more months I’ve been using it I’ve nothing but good things to say about it. However, I checked their website but there is no Privacy Policy or Terms of Service page. I cannot guarantee the privacy of your account, but I will always suggest you use the burner account.

Basically, a burner account means like create a new account and signing in using that. After that you should decide yourself YouTube vanced apk is safe or not.

See, I have been a member of XDA for a very long time. XDA developers provide a lot of cool stuff for free like guides, ROMs, custom kernels, etc. XDA community is one of the best and most trusted android forums. There are a lot of cool guides which helped me a lot.

What is microG?

 is microg safe

microG is a free and open-source alternative to Google Libraries. Actually, it is a replacement of Google Play Services with less tracking as compared to Google Play Services. microG does not track user activity on the device, and users can selectively enable and disable specific API features.

If you can’t sign in to Youtube Vanced you will have to install microG using Youtube Vanced Manager and then you will be able to sign in using your email in Youtube Vanced. microG works as youtube vanced Google Play services. So make sure you install microG if you can’t login in YTVanced.

So, many people think that microG is a part of YTVanced. No, microG is not a part of Vanced YT. microG is an independent project and you can use it without YT Vanced.

Is microG safe?

I already told you above, you can trust all popular open-source applications. But you have to make sure you are downloading it from its official website or GitHub account. Here is the link to download microG Apk for YouTube Vanced (official GitHub) and if you want to download it, just visit this direct download link.

Application NamemicroG
Download linkmicroG APK
Last Updated24/8/2021, 2:53:32 am
Stable version0.2.22.212658
microg for youtube vanced apk
What is Vanced Youtube?

Vanced YouTube is a modded version of normal youtube with background play, sponsors blocking, AdBlock, etc.

Is YouTube Vanced Safe?

Yes, definitely for now. I have explained in detail why YouTube Vanced is trusted and you shouldn’t be worried.

Is microG safe?

Yes, microG is an alternate for Google Play Services. Normal Android users who have preinstalled Google Apps will need microG only for YouTube Vanced.


At last, I will say always use your common sense and some additional security measures for your account. But don’t download and install anything from unofficial sources. So Enable 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) on your account and make it secure. But don’t use the same passwords for all your account.

If you are looking for a method to install youtube vanced without root then please follow this tutorial.

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