I installed many applications, and some of them have specific permissions. How do I get a list of all applications with a specific permission? I'm interested in SMS permissions. I do not want to write an app for that yet :-)

My problem is that the Galaxy Nexus 4.2.1 Messaging app takes up too much CPU - over 20%. So, I need to see which of my installed apps may be misbehaving.

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There is a FREE app called Permission Explorer. Check the MESSAGES category in that app.


You could use Trust Go Antivirus & Mobile Security. Protects your phone while providing many benefits. One been being able to know what app use what permissions.

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