How Do we find what level of Android permission is required for a specific permission.

Lets say we have android.permission.SET_ACTIVITY_WATCHER(docs)

What permission group does it fall into?(docs)

  • Regular
  • Dangerous
  • System or Signed
  • Signed
  • Is this a development question? – dotVezz Dec 29 '13 at 14:28
  • @dotVezz not necessarily. The protection level of a permission also tells you whether the app gets access to those permissions when installed as user-app (e.g. system-or-signed does not in those cases). – Izzy Dec 29 '13 at 14:32
  • You usually get some first-aid help with issues checking their tag-wikis, in your case permissions tag-wiki will get you started, and tell you to take a look at What do the permissions that applications require mean? – where you will find exactly the answer to your question. – Izzy Dec 29 '13 at 14:34
  • Protection Levels might differ between Android versions (and even devices/ROM versions). More pointers: android.izzysoft.de/applists/perms – you can use e.g. Android Census to check for those differences, e.g. https://census.tsyrklevich.net/permissions/android.permission.WRITE_USER_DICTIONARY – Izzy Feb 10 '15 at 11:58