Android app permissions : Manage App permissions in Android Marshmallow


Granting and denying individual android app permissions was never thought of as a good idea from developers point of view and from app’s functioning point of view, there was always a risk of breaking up the app if permissions are not granted in entirety hence android app permissions manager never allowed granular app permissions to be changed.

Android app permissions : Manage App permissions in Android Marshmallow

Android has been continously introducing new features and upgrading its existing features that will make the life of its users easier. If we take examples of features like associating links to Adnroid apps, eabling screen pinning, enabling priority mode and managing app notifications - all these fall in this category. Included in this series is a new feature of Android with which Users will be able to grant permissions to applications in a granular manner.

As this feature would be a blessing for users, Android users had always hoped it being included in every new upgrade of Android and at last Google has brought it to its users in Marshmallow. And the best part is that this feature is being included with such proficiency that it brings no overhead burden to the developers and there is no risk of app getting crashed.

Change app permissions in android 6.0

Steps to access android app permissions manager and change app permissions on android –

Step 1 :

Go to main Settings menu

Step 2 :

Scroll down to Apps

Granular App permissions in Android Marshmallow
Step 3 :

Tap on the App whose permissions you want to modify.

Granular App permissions in Android Marshmallow
Step 4 :

Use the switch in front of individual permissions to keep it on or off as per your wish.

Granular App permissions in Android Marshmallow

 

Android permissions list

Bonus Tip: To view android permissions list granted to the apps

Step 1 :

Go to Settings.

Step 2 :

Scroll to Apps.

Granular App permissions in Android Marshmallow
Step 3 :

Tap the overflow menu in top right corner.

Granular App permissions in Android Marshmallow

 

Step 4 :

Tap App permissions.

Granular App permissions in Android Marshmallow
Granular App permissions in Android Marshmallow 
Granular App permissions in Android Marshmallow 

Just try out this feature and take youy Android user experience to the next level.

Conclusion :

Granting permissions to the apps is now a lot easier and safer once you have learned the method described above. Granting granular permissions will be the most appreciated features introduced in Android Marshmallow. This feature can be a major boost in direction of Android Security. Recently Android has been very serious to improve the security of the devices. A couple of other steps taken by Android in this direction are screen pinning and smart lock. Any one serious about Android security should give a try to these features as well.