How to change permissions for an Android app

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Here’s how to change Android app permissions so you’re in control of your privacy.

If you’re concerned about privacy, knowing how to change app permissions on Android becomes a pretty crucial skill.
Even the biggest Android apps can have pretty broad access to your phone’s capabilities and data, so being able to limit what they can do is helpful.

After you install apps on your phone, you may find that they request access to various permissions that don’t seem to be necessary.

Fortunately, once you know how controlling app permissions is easy.
Continue reading to find out the steps involved in changing app permissions on Android.

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone to change app permissions.
  2. Click on Applications.
  3. Click on Manage applications.
  4. Select Permissions after selecting the program you want to manage.
  5. Select the permission you want to modify.
  6. Choose whether you want to grant or deny permission by tapping the icon.


  1. Launch the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Privacy can be found by scrolling down.
  3. Click on Permission Manager.
  4. Select the permission icon you want to control.
  5. A list of all applications using the permission you selected will be displayed.
    Select an application by tapping on it.
  6. Click or tap the symbol to accept or decline permission.

Now that you have control over your apps, you can make sure they don’t access data you don’t want.

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