How to Manage App Permissions on your Android Tablet

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Manage App Permissions

The amount of permissions that most apps now require is quite baffling, considering the ongoing debates about privacy in the digital age. While downloading any apps from the Play Store, you might come across several permissions that the app requires in your tablet. In fact, downloading even a simple app like Flashlight requires you to accept the permissions set by the app to access the contents in your device.

In earlier versions of Android, there was no way to regulate the permissions given to each app. However, when you purchase a new tablet from wholesale Android tablets dealers, you might have noticed a new feature that allows you to set the permissions of each app individually. The new app permissions feature allows you to manually control what each app access in your device and thereby making your device more secure. Described below is how to manage app permissions on your Android tablet.

Managing Permissions for Individual Apps

Managing app permissions requires that your tablet is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher versions. You can set app permissions for a single app by following the below steps.

Open Settings and under Device, tap on Apps. This will list out all the apps installed on your tablet. Open any of the apps that you wish to regulate the permissions. Once the app is opened, tap on the Permissions category to display the App Permissions screen.

You will now see various permissions required by the app such as Camera, Contacts, Microphone, Storage, etc. You can manually toggle the button on each of the permissions to its Off position.

Managing Permissions of All Apps

You can also manage the permissions for all the apps installed at once. For this, open the Settings app and select Apps. This will list out all the apps that you have installed on your device. Tap on the gear icon located at the top right corner of the display and select App Permissions. This will list out the various categories of permissions and the apps that use them.

Tap on each of this category to view the apps that have access to that specific permission. For example, if you want to disable the location access, tap on Location to see the apps that use this permission on your tablet. Toggle the buttons located near each of the apps to disable the permissions for them.