How To Prevent App Screen Sharing for DLP in Android & iOS

Last updated September 10, 2021 by Paul Levasseur


This Knowledge Base article describes 3 Easy Steps to Prevent Screen Sharing for DLP, Android & iOS Apps and protect mobile privacy and ensure data loss prevention. No Code, Zero Dev, No SDK.

We hope you find it useful and enjoy using Appdome!

What Does Prevent App Screen Sharing for DLP in Android & iOS Protect?

Even when communication and data transfer from an app is restricted, screen sharing, screen recording, and screenshots may still be used to extract sensitive data. Preventing these functionalities adds additional protection against data leakage.

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like prevent app screen sharing. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily protect mobile privacy and ensure data loss prevention.

This functionality is part of the Mobile Privacy solution, available in Appdome’s Security Suite. When Prevent App Screen Sharing is enabled, the fused app behaves in the following manner:

  • In Android, the app will continue to function while screenshots, screen recordings, and mirroring will appear with a black overlay, except on secure displays (i.e. Google Chromecast, Google Home, etc.).
  • In iOS, as only Apple can prevent screenshots on the device, Appdome will detect when an external screen recording or mirroring was activated and will display a notification to alert users that taking screenshots is not a permitted action.

3 Easy Steps to Prevent App Screen Sharing for DLP in Android & iOS Apps

Please follow these 3 easy steps to prevent app screen sharing

  1. Upload an Android or iOS App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk, .aab, or .ipa)
  2. In the Build Tab, under Security, Select Mobile Privacy and Click on the toggle to enable Prevent App Screen Sharing  (shown below)
  3. Click Build My App

 Optionally Enable Threat Events to configure this security alert on your app.

Congratulations! You now have a secured mobile app that Prevents App Screen Sharing.

Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android and iOS apps with prevent app screen sharing. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.

Prerequisites for protecting apps with prevent app screen sharing

Here’s what you need to build secured apps with prevent app screen sharing

No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps with prevent app screen sharing. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, stores, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome  

After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include 

Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome. 

More Data Loss Prevention Resources

For more information on Data Loss Protection, check out this blog. To zoom out on this topic, visit Appdome for Mobile App Security on our website, or request a demo at any time.

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