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My phone says this app is very dangerous

GitHub releases from the official repository are safe. Ignore this message.

I cannot find the file I downloaded

Open a file explorer and look into the Downloads folder of your phone internal storage: you should see the a file called somehow like xDrip-plus-20yymmdd-cccccccc.apk

When I touch the xDrip+ .apk it opens a file list

If the xDrip-plus file ends with .zip, rename it to .apk and retry.

If there's no way to open it with the installer package try with an APK installer.

I cannot install unknown apps

In Android settings -> Security settings you need to allow the app you're using to open the downloaded file to install files from unknown sources, if available select only this time.

Below the example for Chrome, you might be using another app to open the xDrip+ .apk file.

I cannot install the app

Make sure you don't have a different version of xDrip+ installed: you can update or downgrade only apps from the same developer. If necessary reinstall xDrip+ to switch from the official version to a forked version (and vice versa).

xDrip+ needs background location

If you want xDrip+ to connect to a Bluetooth device it needs to have permanent access to location.

For newer Android versions go to Android Settings -> Location -> Apps -> xDrip+ or Android Settings -> Apps -> xDrip+ -> Location and check Allow all the time is enabled.

xDrip+ needs battery optimization whitelisting

xDrip+ should not be optimized at all.

This setting location will vary from brand to brand and Android version, you will usually find it in Android Settings -> Apps -> xDrip+ -> Battery

You might need to reboot your phone to apply these changes. If the warning message remains, make sure you are using a recent xDrip+ version: update it if necessary.

Last modified 28/3/2022