How to Change App Permissions on Android

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Introduction

Android has historically not made it easy to see or change an app’s permissions. This is important because permission management is what you use to control whether an app has access to your Android device’s camera, microphone, calendar and more. Thankfully, the process to manage app permissions on Android is much better in Android 10. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.

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Steps to Change App Permissions on Android

  1. Swipe up on your Android device’s home screen to display the Apps screen, and then tap “Settings.” The Settings screen is displayed.
  2. Choose “Apps” in the list on the Settings screen. A list of apps installed on your Android device is shown.’
  3. Tap the app you want to change app permissions for. The information screen for that app is displayed.
  4. Tap “Permissions” in the App Settings section. The App Permissions screen is shown where you’ll see Allowed and Denied sections that will show you whether you’re letting that specific app access functions like the camera, microphone, calendar and contacts or not.
  5. Tap the specific function you want to change permissions for to open a window for that function, and then choose whether to allow or deny the function for that app. The permissions for that app will be changed automatically.
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