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how much access is ok to be enabled

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#1 seraphin


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

From google search, I have a general understanding about enabling user access when I download an app on my android, but how much access is too much ?


For example, some antimalware/antivirus app asks for permission to access the phone but i don't feel comfortable giving the permission.


Any suggestion on what "level" (?) of permission is okay to be granted to an app ?

Any further reading on this topic will also be appreciated.


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#2 Just_One_Question


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:57 AM

In the Settings menu and the Apps sub-section of it you can check what permissions have you given to each app, both OS ones and 3rd party ones. I usually just give the Apps enough permissions to work properly for what they are supposed to do. For example, I wouldn't give a gaming app the permission to access my phone calls history, contact list or the camera and microphone. In contrast, I would give the permission to access and freely use the microphone to an app that is entirely based on that function - for example, Skype (for calls and such).

As I said, you can check for each individual app, both system or otherwise, in the App section in the Settings menu of your phone. Even if you allow all apps all kinds of permissions, as long as you download apps solely from the Google Play Store, you would most likely be okay. The apps would just collect more advertising data on you, that's all. :)

Edited by Just_One_Question, 19 July 2017 - 11:58 AM.

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