More than a month ago, Google announced the restriction of many of its services in Russia. First, it removed the revenue from YouTube videos and then turned off its ad network, which included us Stop Google Pay, and then banned all transactions on Google Play. Is this the limit? Probably not. According to rumors, the company is currently discussing further measures of influence – from the full turn off Google Mobile Services until it blocks the activation of new, even complete blackout of already active smartphones. This has created many myths that are not true, but which are believed by a huge number of users.
Disabled Google Pay in Russia – what to do
Disable Google Pay became bad news for many users from Russia. Many of them used to pay for purchases over the phone and now they have missed this opportunity. In this regard, many pseudo-instructions have appeared on the Web talking about solutions that supposedly allow Google Pay to get back to work.
❗️ПОДПИШИСЬ НА НАШ ЯНДЕКС.ДЗЕН. ПОДДЕРЖИ НАС И ЧИТАЙ КАЖДЫЙ ДЕНЬ СТАТЬИ, КОТОРЫЕ НЕ ПОПАДАЮТ К НАМ НА САЙТ
Most of the time, as a solution to activate a payment service, they call for a change of country in the settings, turn off location services even a VPN connection. Needless to say, none of this helps, because de facto the service itself is not disabled. The tokenization of MasterCard and Visa cards in Russia, which operated the payment systems themselves, was deactivated.
How to pay for Google Play subscriptions now
Situation with Google app store – a little pinker. At least it still allows users from Russia to download free software. However, the situation may change very soon. So, these same consultants have compiled a list of recommendations that are supposed to help you overcome the limitations set by the search giant. In fact, this is complete nonsense.
❗️У КОЛЛЕГ ИЗ APPLEINSIDER.RU ОЧЕНЬ КРУТОЙ КАНАЛ В ЯНДЕКС.ДЗЕНЕ. ПОДПИСЫВАЙТЕСЬ, ЧТОБЫ ЧИТАТЬ ЭКСКЛЮЗИВНЫЕ СТАТЬИ, КОТОРЫХ НЕТ НА САЙТЕ
As practice has shown, changing the area, disabling the geographical location, connecting a VPN, and even connecting a map of another area do not help. First why Google may continue to monitorwhere you are, regardless of the location services and location in the settings. And secondly, the payment restriction was introduced not by MasterCard or Visa, but by Google itself, so it should be canceled by it.
It is possible to update android now
Many are worried that Google will send them android update, something that will lead to the closure of their smartphones. Therefore, they resort to the same methods they used to circumvent the restrictions – deactivation of geographical location, change of area and VPN usage – only now to avoid possible blockage. For some reason, it seems to people that they are smarter than the Google developers, who built their operating systems with their own hands and they certainly understand it better than we do.
❗️В КАНАЛЕ СУНДУК АЛИБАБЫ КАЖДЫЙ ДЕНЬ ВЫХОДЯТ ПОДБОРКИ ЛУЧШИХ ТОВАРОВ С АЛИЭКСПРЕСС
So do not be a fool. Regular Android gadgets will not save you from being blocked because they were not created for that at all. They may protect you from being monitored by application developers. But turning off the smartphone – especially if Google wants to do so – probably not. A complete disconnection from the Internet and GSM communications may help, but are you sure you want to voluntarily turn your device into a brick?
How to replace Google services
Google services or Google Mobile Services, as it is also called, is an important part of Android. Thanks to them, we have access to many functions of our smartphones, from push notifications and automatic updates to computer photography and voice control. Therefore, if Google decides to deactivate them in Russia, nothing good awaits us. But this does not mean that our smartphones will be turned into bricks.
❗️У НАС ЕСТЬ СУПЕР-УЮТНЫЙ ЧАТИК В ТЕЛЕГРАМЕ, ГДЕ МЫ ОБЩАЕМСЯ С ЧИТАТЕЛЯМИ
From the majority android smartphones, sold in Russia, are of Chinese origin, it is obvious that their manufacturers will do everything possible to give us access to the lost functions again. Yes, it will not be Google services. But Huawei, Honor, and even Samsung have their own GMSs they use in the Chinese market, where the search giant’s services are banned. So no problem. Almost.
YouTube will be disabled in Russia
Yes, such rumors are circulating, since YouTube is a product of Google. Most likely, however, the search giant itself Video hosting will not be blocked. Much more likely to do so Roskomnadzor. Why; The department has several claims against the administration of the service, which removes Russian media channels and blocks pro-Russian videos. RKN has no plans to tolerate such treatment. So they can just block youtube in the territory of the Russian Federation.
❗️ПОДПИШИСЬ НА НАШ КАНАЛ В ТЕЛЕГРАМЕ, ПОКА ЕЩЁ МОЖНО
However, even if it is blocked, it is obvious that access to it via VPN will remain. In addition, its use will not be banned, as well as Instagram, which was blocked due to the recognition of Meta as an extremist organization. So do not worry. Access to YouTube from Russia in one form or another, you will still have. Another thing is if the authors want to pull content in the same volume, because the site will no longer generate advertising revenue and the audience will always fall due to restrictions.