How to control app permissions on Android Marshmallow

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Android
  • Apps
  • Permissions
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People have always been concerned about what apps have access to, for good reason. We have all heard stories about malicious apps that can hack your device and steal your information. To combat this Google has required all apps to present their permission requests to the user before the app is even downloaded. Most of us ignore these permission requests and just click download. Well Google decided that wasn’t good enough and wanted to give us all a second chance to view and manage the permission for each app after they have been downloaded. There are several ways to do this in Android Marshmallow and we are going to go over two of them below.

First Method- From Inside Settings

Step 1- Open the App Drawer, then find and select Settings



Step 3- Locate and touch Apps



Step 4- Tap the gear in the top right



Step 5- Press App permissions



Step 6- Choose a permission to see all the apps that requests that permission



Step 7- Unselect any apps you do not want to use that permission



Second Method- From App info

Step 1- Open the App drawer and long press the app you want to check the permissions of



Step 2- Drag the app to the words App info at the top of the screen



Step 3- Touch Permissions



Step 4- Unselect any permissions you do not want that app to use



There you go, you now know two different ways to check the permissions of each app on your Android Marshmallow phone after you have download them.


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