During install, why does Android require a set of permission? For example to access storage or call info?

Modified on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at 12:26 PM

We do not collect or track personal information from your device - the app simply needs some basic information from your OS to run.


Your app requires access to storage so it can save your notes, stars, and scheduled items. Downloaded data updates are stored on a device's external storage. 

Phone / Device ID and Call Info

Your app needs to make sure that, when you receive a call, you are not going to miss it. This permission also lets your app know if you have a data connection, so your app can behave correctly when it's trying to load web content. 

(Tip: If you are on a minimal data plan, you can use your device cell data settings and control if an app has access to your cellular data. This way you can ensure that only a WiFi connection is used for all communication.)


Your app includes a QR code reader and the option to share photos - both features need to have access to your camera.


Your event organizers may have set up location specific notifications via GPS. For example, your app would need to know if you have arrived at the city's airport in order to show you information about the airport shuttles to the convention centers.

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