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    How to give only selective permissions for apps in smartphones

    Fed up of pointless permissions required by apps on your smartphone? Know with expert guidance how to provide only selective permissions for apps.

    The apps ask for permission to even irrelevant areas. For example, why should a train ticket PNR status app need permission to access photos, music or our SMS and contacts? Is there not a way to give only selective relevant permissions and deny other permissions? Apps seem to be more and more invasive to our privacy.

    I have restricted permissions in the settings for apps. However, I am not sure whether that will work. Is there any sure way to give only selective permissions to apps?
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  • Android by default makes use of the app signing certificate, that allows app to limited features for access. And it can also ask you for the permission. And however do note that not all apps have that signing certificate. In such case android specifically warns you for running such app.

    I think another thing to do is check out the google settings. These settings allow you to filter what information apps are allowed to check on your phone. For example you can stop the apps from collecting location information. And this in turn also helps you set the type of permission you can use with the app.

    Go to Google settings > Location information to set the app from not allowing to access the information. you can also do other settings on case by case basis.

  • Android by default marked application to request certain permissions like allow access to media's, GPS, Messages and vice versa. However, you can turn off and allow specific permissions by following these simple steps.

    1. Go to Android Settings>

    2. Advanced Settings>

    3. Permissions of App>

    4. Find out the App that requires unnecessary permissions>

    For instance go to Settings> Advanced Settings> Permissions of Apps> Train Ticket PNR Status> Click on I don't Trust this application> Allow or Deny certain permissions as per your preferences.

    This way you will forbid apps to access unnecessary authorization to files and folders.

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