One thing you always see when you install an app is asking for some type of permission. Some apps ask for permission for things that have nothing to do with what they do. For example, why does a calculator need to know your location?
But, the problem is when you really need to use that app, but you don’t feel too comfortable with the permissions it’s asking for. If you really need the app, you can compromise and allow permission while using the app. Still, you need to assign the app that specific way of accessing your device for that to happen.
How to Change Android Apps Permission
When you install an app for the first time, and it asks you for permission to access your device, one option besides Allow should be something like only while using this app. Even better, if the app offers an option like Only for this time, go for that one.
But, it’s still possible to change the permission for apps you’ve already installed. You just need to go into Settings, and with a few taps here and there, you can change the permissions to your liking. To get started, go to Settings, followed by Apps and permissions.
In the list of apps, find the one whose permissions you want to change. Choose the app and go to the app’s permissions. Select the specific permission you want to change, such as the camera, for example.
That’s all there is to it. You just need to repeat the process for the apps whose permissions you want to change. But, if you have an older Android device, you might not have this option available. In that case, you can always use Bouncer. It’s a paid app that will help you keep your app permissions under control.
To set up the app, you only need to follow the on-screen instructions. Once you’re done with the setup and install an app, Bouncer will ask you if you want to remove or keep it. When you get a notification from Bouncer and see the Schedule option, you can use that option to temporarily allow app permission and cancel it after a while.
The good thing about the app is that it remembers how you interact with the app. For example, if you tend to always choose the same permission option when using a specific app. So the next time you use the app, Bouncer will do the same thing you did the first time you used the app.
The good news is that if you regret giving a certain app certain permissions, it wasn’t a final decision. You can always go into your device’s settings and make the necessary changes. To help you manage future app permissions, you have Bouncer to help you out. Will you be changing the app permissions for a lot of apps? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.