One of the major disadvantages of Android is its app permissions, we have all been there, you are trying to install (for example) a flashlight app and you are prompted by the permissions required by the app and you find things like; location, contacts, send and receive SMS; make phone calls, and of course you must be wondering why would a flashlight app need access to all of that?! Bottom line; app permissions on Android are a total mess.
The aim of this post is to present a step by step guide on how to control these app permissions without requiring any root access.
Step 1: First you need to install an app called: Advanced Permission Manager from the Play store.
Step 2: After downloading and installing the app, open it and you’ll be prompted by the following Window.
Step 3: You have two options now:
Option 1: You can open the apps by permission. In this option you open apps that for example have access to your contacts, or send and receive SMS and then remove that permissions.
Option 2: You open all of the apps installed on your mobile phone and then control the permission of each app on its own.
Step 4: For the sake of this tutorial we shall select the second option and select the Duoligno app by simply clicking on it.
Step 5: To revoke a certain permission; first simply click on the green tick on its left.
Step 6: The second step is to tab on the “Save & reinstall” option.
You have successfully revoked the app permission to that option. Now, you can enjoy your favorite apps on Android without worrying about permissions.