Enable Permissions for an Android app!

App permissions for Android 6.0 and up

Below are the app permissions available on Android 6.0 and up. The permissions you see on your device may vary by manufacturer. Any app using these permissions will need them turned on to avoid missing out on any features or causing performance issues.

  • Body Sensors
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Location
  • Microphone
  • Phone
  • SMS
  • Storage

Turn permissions on or off

  1. On your device, open the main Settings app .
  2. Tap Apps or Application Manager (depending on your device, this may look different).
  3. Tap the app you want to update.
  4. Tap Permissions.
  5. Next to a permission you want to turn on, move the switch to the right until it turns green. If you want to turn a permission off, move the switch to the left until it turns gray.

See all apps with a specific permission

  1. On your device, open the main Settings app Settings.
  2. Tap Apps or Application Manager (depending on your device, this may look different).
  3. Tap the gear icon Settingsand thenApp permissions.
  4. Tap a permission.
  5. If you want to turn that permission on for a specific app, move the switch to the right until it turns green. If you want to turn a permission off, move the switch to the left until it turns gray.

Check permissions before installing

  1. Open the Play Store app Play Store.
  2. Go to an app’s detail page. To review permissions before installing, scroll to “Developer” and tap Permission details.
  3. Tap Install.
    • Some apps will install right away. When you use an app, you can allow or deny individual permission requests before the app uses that type of data.
    • For other apps, Google Play shows you all of the permission groups an app will be able to access before you install. This information can help you decide whether you want to install the app.

 

Credit: Dan of Google Support. Most of the content of this article is original content from the Google Play Help page. Please visit the original post to leave Dan feedback.