TechKnow With Tantra – Check Your Privacy Settings

When we install Apps, they ask for a variety of permissions, some of which aren’t necessary, especially those wanting access to your camera, contacts or mic, when not warranted. To routinely check on app permissions, open the Settings menu (Android phone), search for Privacy or App Permissions. Here, look up which of your apps are using your Camera and Microphone. Each will display the apps in four parts: ‘Allowed all the time’, ‘Only while in use’, ‘Ask Everytime’ and ‘Disabled’. You may choose any option as per requirement. If you’re unsure of an App, you can disable the permission and if the app will not work if the permission is not granted, just uninstall the app immediately.


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