Customize Individual App Permissions on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Security is something that users are afraid of when it comes to Android. It is generally accepted as Android is not very secure and prone to viruses, even though this is not true. For as long as you download apps from the Play Store and navigate on safe websites, your Android phone will never be compromised.

But on the other hand, we have installed applications. Each application installed on your phone has access to a certain number of data and information. When you download an app from the Play Store, a small window shows up with a list of all permissions that an app requires. You need to agree in order to download and install the app.

If don’t agree to some of the permissions that the app requires, then you are unable to install the app. Android 6.0 Marshmallow has changed this thing. Marshmallow has introduced a new permission system where you choose what permissions each app can access.

While you still need to agree to all permissions when downloading an app for the first time from the Play Store, you can quickly block them once the app is installed. This makes life easier for those who are worried about privacy or think that an app receives too much private information. Here’s how to grant and remove app permissions on Marshmallow.

Change App Permissions on Marshmallow

Step 1. Take your Marshmallow-running device and go to Settings.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap on Apps. This will give a list of all installed apps on your device.

Step 3. Tap the little gear icon located at the top. This will open ‘Configure Apps’ menu.

Step 4. Now tap on App Permissions. You will get a list of all permissions required by apps such as calendar, camera, contacts, location, microphone, SMS, phone and more.

Step 5. Tap on one of the permissions and you will be provided with all the apps that have access to this permission. Simply tap on an app to enable or disable it.

That’s all you need to do. Now that application will no longer receive data or info.


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