The best and worst Mobile Crypto Mining Apps
Is it Possible to Mine Cryptocurrency from a Smartphone? If not, what are the alternatives?
Mobile App Stores Ban Cryptocurrency Mining Apps
Sadly, both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store have removed all smartphone crypto mining apps. Currently, you can’t mine any cryptocurrency directly on your mobile devices.
iOS — Apple App Store
“ Apps, including any third-party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining… Apps may not mine for cryptocurrencies unless the processing is performed off device (e.g. cloud-based mining).” — Apple Store Developer Guidelines June 2018
On 2019–10–01 the was updated to no longer allows on-device cryptocurrency mining.
“Apps that enable the mining of crypto-currency on device are not allowed. Apps that enable remote management of the mining of cryptocurrency are allowed.” — Microsoft Store policy January 2019
Android — Google Play Store
“We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices. We permit apps that remotely manage the mining of cryptocurrency.” — Android Developer Policy July 2018
The ban, which started in 2018 is still ongoing in 2021. The good new — there are alternative methods to mining from your smartphone. Keep reading to learn your options and how they work.
MinerGate Mobile Miner
MinerGate is an Android application designed for monitoring and managing your hardware and cloud-based mining processes.
MinerGate Mobile Miner allows you to track your miner’s status, view dashboard, and withdraw your funds from your Android-based smartphone. You can also buy cloud mining contracts and track their status remotely.
Electroneum Mobile Miner (End of Service: Q2 2020)
Electroneum Mobile Miner was the closest simulation for mobile users to experience and learn about the cryptocurrency mining process, but…