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App Permissions Greyed after intall?

Added by Loni D about 2 months ago

Hi. Minimal app permissions is one of the features I love most about Privacy Browser.

However, I just noticed that the permission list states, "No Permissions Requested", and is completely greyed out, while the playstore and F-droid list the following permissions for the app:

-view network connections
-full network access
-run at startup
-prevent device from sleeping
-install shortcuts

Are the permissions listed above suppose to be viewable in the app, or are the permissions not listed once the app is installed? (maybe)

I've noticed this on a few other apps as well, and I would love to know more.


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RE: App Permissions Greyed after intall? - Added by Soren Stoutner about 2 months ago

The permission list that Android displays to users only includes what Google calls "Dangerous Permissions".

https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/permissions/overview#runtime

You can use an app like Stanly to see all the permissions an app has.

https://f-droid.org/en/packages/fr.xgouchet.packageexplorer/

Information on the permissions used by Privacy Browser can be found in About inside the app and at the following URL:

https://www.stoutner.com/privacy-browser/permissions/

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