The Apps ANT Radio Service is a wireless protocol used primarily for sport and fitness wireless connectivity, similar to Bluetooth, that allows you to connect ANT+ devices to apps on your phone. This service comes pre-installed by your phone manufacturer and is not spyware, illegally downloaded, or bloatware. It typically uses a max of 20 MB of space and can be disabled following the manufacturer's instructions. The service allows ANT-enabled apps to connect with various devices or data, such as heart rate straps, fitness equipment, and bicycle trainers, among others. The service does not collect personal data and is free and easy to develop with ANT+ plugins using a simple API. To find ANT-enabled products, refer to the directory on their website.
|Name: ANT Radio Service
|Update: Aug 13, 2020
|Size: 158 KB
How did this app get on my phone and is it spyware?
This service is standard software, included by the manufacturer of your phone. It is not illegally downloaded, and it is not spyware. It will not cause system malfunctions or pop-up ads to appear. It is not bloatware and typically uses a max of 20 MB of space. For example, on a 16GB phone, this service takes up 0.0013% of space. We do not pay phone manufacturers to have this service pre-installed.
How can I remove this service?
Since this service is standard software, you’re unable to delete it from your phone. Instead, you can disable this service by following the manufacturer’s instructions. The typical process is: settings > applications > application manager > appropriate app > force stop> disable
Disabling this service will not affect your phone’s software. If, in the future, you require the ability to connect to services and devices via ANT+, just enable the service again.
NOTE: Since this is a factory installed service, it may enable/re-download if you reset and/or update your phone. Don’t panic! Just follow the instructions to disable it again.
Does this service track me without my knowledge?
No. The ANT Radio Service and ANT+ Plugins Service applications provide a wireless connectivity service, similar to Bluetooth or WiFi, but with very low power. These services do not collect any personal data.
Is it difficult to develop an app with ANT+ capabilities and is there a fee?
Using the ANT+ plugins in your app to communicate with ANT+ devices is quick, easy, free and uses a simple API. Visit the ANT Android Developer page (http://www.thisisant.com/developer/ant/ant-in-android) for more information and to download the SDK.
How do I know if I own any ANT enabled products?
Visit https://www.thisisant.com/directory to search for ANT/ANT+ enabled products, devices and/or services.
ANT Radio Service is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth that is primarily used for sport and fitness wireless connectivity. ANT Wireless is a division of Garmin Canada Inc. with pre-installed apps that allow you to connect ANT+ devices to apps on your phone. Here are some tips and tricks for using the ANT Radio Service apps and answers to frequently asked questions.
ANT enabled apps enable you to connect heart rate straps, wearables, fitness equipment, bicycle trainers, bike speed and cadence, bike power, and stride-based speed and distance monitor to popular training and workout apps. For a full list of compatible ANT+ apps and devices, please visit https://www.thisisant.com/directory/.
If ANT Radio Service is pre-installed on your phone, it is not illegally downloaded or spyware. It will not cause system malfunctions or pop-up ads to appear, and it typically uses a maximum of 20 MB of space. If you want to disable this service, please follow the manufacturer's instructions. Disabling this service will not affect your phone's software. If you need to connect via ANT+ in the future, just enable the service again.
The ANT Radio Service and ANT+ Plugins Service applications provide a wireless connectivity service, similar to Bluetooth or WiFi, but with very low power. These services do not collect any personal data, so you do not need to worry about being tracked without your knowledge.
It is easy to develop an app with ANT+ capabilities, and it is free to use a simple API. For more information and to download the software development kit (SDK), please visit the ANT Android Developer page at http://www.thisisant.com/developer/ant/ant-in-android.
To know if you own any ANT enabled products, devices, and services, please visit https://www.thisisant.com/directory.
To install "ANT Radio Service" APK on your computer, you first need an Android emulator. There are various reliable emulators available such as BlueStacks, NoxPlayer, and MEmu. Follow these steps:
1. Download and install your preferred emulator from the official website.
2. Once installed, launch the emulator and go to its Google Play Store.
3. Sign in with your Google account or create a new one.
4. Search for "ANT Radio Service" in the search bar.
5. Choose the official app and click on the "Install" button to start the download.
6. Wait for the installation process to complete.
7. You can now use the "ANT Radio Service" app on your computer through the emulator.