Questions tagged [permissions]

The access that apps advertise that they need to function. Example: Full internet access, send SMS messages, etc. Please use this tag for app-permissions only. For file permissions, use 'file-permissions' instead.

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apk install fails due to REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES

I am having issues with installing an apk that is compiled from an ionic project. After transferring the file to my phone, nothing happens when I tap it. Logcat gives me the following error: E/...
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Connecting to OpenVPN running on OpenWrt from Android

OpenVPN 2.5.3 aarch64-openwrt-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [EPOLL] [MH/PKTINFO] [AEAD] library versions: OpenSSL 1.1.1l 24 Aug 2021, LZO 2.10 I installed OpenVPN on the latest OpenWrt 21.02....
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How can I disable the Android 11's auto-reset permissions globally?

Since Android 11, there is a system feature where it resets app permissions after a certain amount of time has passed and you haven't used the app. I hate this, it keeps resetting apps I use ...
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Is it possible to "fake" / isolate App or Permissions for an App without root (gravely invasive permissions Galaxy Wearable App)

I can't believe the wearable app (for galaxy buds) is actual allowed on the playstore. The permissions the app asks for are nothing I've ever seen before. It asks for EVERYTHING , literally. And if ...
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Allow phone calls to use microphone in background on speaker mode

I keep running into a problem with my Pixel 5, when using the phone in speaker mode. As soon as the phone locks (because I haven't touched the screen in a while), I get muted. I can hear them, but ...
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Cant uninstall but device admistrative is empty

I have an app which was downloaded by pre-owner of the phone and I can't uninstall.That app uses all permissions and I cant change its permissions nor uninstall.Im using samsung galaxy A8 star (...
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Is there a way to have apps ask permission/warning first before opening links?

I have to use several apps that are extremely trigger-happy about hiding links in empty spaces to force the user to "click" on them without intent. I know some apps have a dialog box ...
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Apps I use every day marked "unused", and permissions reset

The automatic permission removal of unused apps is a great feature that I quite like (and therefore don't want to necessarily disable for a bunch of apps). However, my phone does not correctly ...
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Are contacts stored in Contacts Provider under one application's account visible to all other applications?

I have read about the Contacts Provider API, but it is not clear to me how applications interactions are regulated. If an application stores contacts in an account specific to that application, can ...
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Grouping of permissions

The topic of permissions appears to be a rabbit hole. I am an Android beginner, and I am trying to enter it and not die trying. Apparently, the list of an App's permissions in the Play Store ...
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Reliable information on permissions required

Whenever I look for an app in Play Store, the description states the list of required permissions. Is that list (taken from the Manifest?) up to what the developer declares, or is it automatically ...
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Permissions for Photos/Media/Files vs. Storage

I have seen apps requiring permission for Photos/Media/Files read the contents of your USB storage access USB storage filesystem modify or delete the contents of your USB storage Storage read the ...
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Permissions categories... Do they have any practical implication?

In each app description in Play I have seen permissions "grouped" by category. Does this grouping have any effect on what can or cannot be done? Or is it just for convenience of reading, ...
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Restricting app permissions

If the specification for a given app states that a given permission is required, e.g., Noise Meter requires control vibration: Is there a way to instruct Android to not give the permission to the app,...
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Android 11 - permission to not ask for screen recording?

I'm using phone screen streaming app that can be activated remotely but phone keeps asking me to grant permission to start screen recording. It ruins whole sense of remote desktop if I need to ...
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How to grant runtime permissions to an android application without prompting the user

How to grant permissions automatically for 3rd party applications.My device android version is android 6.0.1(AOSP 6.0.1). I followed below steps: Copied 3rd party application to /system/pri-app/...
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permission denied only AFTER becoming root (in Termux)

I'm running SuperSu 2.82 (latest) and Termux (latest) on Andriod 7. What is causing the permission denied error below? I get the same error with mount namespace separation turned off (or on) in ...
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Apps read/write storage without asking permissions

I have noticed that some apps are accessing/reading/writing in the storage without asking for permissions. Note that I am not talking about apps' internal folder, but the shared storage located at /...
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ROOT: How do I disable or hide the "Reset Factory Defaults" button or feature?

Root user here: I'm trying to protect my customers from erasing my company's launcher app and all preset data. Is there any way to disable or hide the "Factory Reset" button in the settings ...
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primitive ftpd refuses upload: 550 – permission denied

As this forum has been recomended there for my issue, I hope that you can help me with this question: I have set up and started primitive ftpd on my android tablet (via F-Droid) and successfully ...
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Permissions denied but still the app can use it

As you can see in the attachment, i have denied access to microphone. But when I go to "All Permissions", it shows that the app can still use microphone. What does that mean? And how can I ...
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Fdroid apps seem to lack permission for SD or sim card (outside of phone storage)?

I have a rooted Razer Phone 2, and I'm attempting to slowly degoogle. I'm finding some of the apps I've downloaded from fdroid seem to have access (permission?) issues for the SD and/or sim cards, ...
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How to get a complete list of actual app permissions for a given app (android)

Is there a way in the UI (eg without having to download/extract the .adb and open the app's AndroidManifest.xml file) to view the complete list of permissions that are requested by a given app? Note I'...
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Map human-readable permissions to actual permissions (android reference documentation)

How can I find out exactly what permissions qualify for a given "human readable" permission listed in a given app's App Info in the Android UI? If I open a given App info for an app ...
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"Neither user 2000 nor current process has android.permission.GRANT_RUNTIME_PERMISSIONS" when using `adb shell pm grant` command

I have installed a clipboard manager, Clip Stack on my Android 11 phone. When the app is opened, the developer helpfully gives the message that background clipboard access has been blocked by Android ...
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Prevent Google News from contacting the internet

I have gone to great lengths to get my phone and all applications on it to limit the amount they talk to the internet and otherwise access data on my phone, especially for services I do not care to ...
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"Unable to get VPN permissions, you may need to reboot device and try again"

On my Play Store-included Chinese Android phone (Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC), I recently encountered an issue where I had to re-accept permissions for all of my apps. My VPN app failed, and I began getting ...
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Can I give an app the permission to see my calls without allowing to read all my notifications?

I bought one of these cheap smartwatches (Xiaomi Mi Band 4c). To use it, I need to install the Xiaomi Wear app. I really like the option to notify me when I get a call. This way I keep my phone in ...
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How to grant “Allow always” for Geolocalization to an app?

I’ve got an android mobile phone. It’s a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, with MIUI Global 12.0.1 (Android 11). I installed 3 applications for global position background tracing: OruxMap Komoot View Ranger ...
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Lost permission to modify external storage from PC after rooting my tablet

I have a highly secured proprietary tablet I was able to gain root access to. It's a mediatek device, I used mtk-su to root it. It has 32gb of memory, 8gb allocated to the system, and the rest ...
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Help understanding Android permissions

I recently discovered there's a lot more to Android permissions than I originally thought. For example looking at the permissions for the Signal app, I've given it permissions that I would like to it ...
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"This site can't ask for your permission" Chrome error on LG Velvet?

I get this error whenever selecting any choice for permissions prompts in Chrome Dev. No results on Google, XDA, or here; Google has a similar but irrelevant hit for Hwaiwei devices (something to do ...
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not a changeable permission type

There are some android permissions that cannot be granted/revoked through pm (even with root shell). The error message is usually Permission android.permission.XXXX is not a changeable permission type ...
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Can't grant any notification access permissions on Android Pie

Oddly, like the title says, I can't click any of the buttons on the notification access page. Does anyone know what could cause this? I see it may be possible to use ADB to grant the permission to the ...
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Rooted android device but getting "Security exception: Permission Denial: not allowed to send broadcast android"

I've got a nexus 6P running stock Android 8.1 which is rooted using Magisk (verified by runnign adb shell su). When turning airplane mode on/off using adb (as per these instructions: https://...
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Is there an option to block local network access for apps?

I'm trying to prevent apps from accessing other devices on the same network (LAN). Something similar to this iOS setting. Some searching led me to this feature in Express VPN. Is there a way to do ...
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Change file permissions on VMOS for zANTI's IP forwarding

I am using zANTI on VMOS (rooted, 32-bit). When I start MITM, it gives an error setting up IP forwarding sh: <stdin>[2]: can't create /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward: Permission Denied So, I ...
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contacts app makes calls with a voip app instead of normal phone app

I installed a voip app, Talkatone, and now Contacts always use Talkatone instead of making normal phone call. Any workaround? Sometimes I would like to place normal call, because Talkatone is not ...
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ANDROID apps installed on my phone without my permission- i think my flatmate is controlling my phone?

Can someone you live with install android permissions to your apps on your phone and control your phone. Strange things are happening on my phone and I can't change permissions on apps and other apps ...
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Can I tweak an app's storage permission and allow it to write on the phone but deny read?

The example I'll use is with an internet browser app — let's say Opera. If I allow its storage permission, I can download files on my phone (write) but the app can read its storage as well (I verified ...
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Android runtime permission's internal working?

I was checking Android runtime permissions and was very curious about how Android runtime permissions work. Like if some application is asking for access to external storage, it will ask for ...
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How do I make the Calendar app stop harassing me about permissions?

A few months ago I got a new phone. After a bit, I tapped on the Calendar app, and it popped up with a supremely silly request: it wanted access to my contact list! Now there's no good reason why an ...
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How to stop installed apps accessing the unique hardware identifiers for the device?

I understand that Unique hardware IDs such SSAID, IMEI, serial number, and Advertising ID are accessible by installed applications on Android phones and that enterprises and certain governments make ...
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block particular apps from accessing vibration [duplicate]

I'm using Samsung S9 ( OneUI version 2.5, Android version 10 ). Is there any way to stop a particular app from accessing the vibration feature of the phone? Even if I turn on the silent mode and turn ...
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Can applications access users information without having permissions?

When i scan apps with Am pre_release Some apps have this access, which is in the photo. My question is, what is this access?  Can you explain about it first?  And in the second place While camera ...
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Can applications access users information without having ( camera , microphone or etc) permissions?

I recently became very suspicious of apps.  And a few questions have occupied my mind, please help me Is there any way that an application can access the camera without having the camera permission ...
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How to run tcpdump on termux?

I can have tcpdump binary installed, but my (android) OS is not rooted. So if I try to run it on termux: $tcpdump -ni any tcp and port 12345 tcpdump: wlan0: SIOCETHTOOL(ETHTOOL_GLINK) ioctl failed: ...
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ls: /storage/emulated: Permission denied [duplicate]

List all directory in storage with adb : adb shell ls -a /storage . .. emulated sdcard0 self I want to list all directory located in /storage/emulated: adb shell ls -a /storage/emulated ls: /...
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How to determine default enabled permissions for for pre-installed applications?

Many Android apps that are pre-installed by manufacturers have extensive and intrusive requested permissions. When looking at the permissions of each app via Settings > Apps, some of the ...
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Can an app installed from the Google Playstore install another app with different permissions?

I installed an app for custom notifications from the Playstore. The app requires sensitive permissions (camera, contacts, and storage), but has no network access. When I selected a setting the app ...

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