When you open apps the first time, you'll be prompted to grant them permissions to access certain data or features, such as contacts or the microphone.
This gives you more control over which apps have authorized access.
- If you suspect a certain app of being malicious or requesting unnecessary permissions, you should choose Deny to protect your phone.
- If you choose Deny in a trusted app, you may not be able to use the app or access its full functionality. When this happens, go to Settings to change the app permissions.
From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
- Tap Apps & notifications.
Tap App permissions, and then tap the data type or feature to choose which apps can access it.
- Turn on the On/Off switch of the app to let it access the data or feature.
To change the types of data that an app can have access to, press and hold the app on the Home
screen or Apps
, and then tap Permissions