When you install an app from Google Play on a device running Android 6.0 and up you can control which capabilities or information that app can access—known as permissions.
For example, an app might want permission to see your device contacts you location last time you opened the app.
Once installed on your device you can make changes to and verify all app permission.
Tip: To find which version of Android your device uses, go to your device's main Settings menu > About Phone or About tablet.
When you install an app When you download apps from the Play Store, some apps will ask for permission to use information before you install. When you download apps that are built for Android 6.0 and up, you can allow or deny permissions once you start using them.
Let's open Play Store Go to an app's detail page.
To review permissions before installing, scroll down under "Developer" touch Permission>details>Install.
Some apps will install right away.
This is when you can allow or deny individual permission requests. For other apps, Google Play shows you all of the permission groups an app will be able to access before you install.
This information can help you decide whether you want to install the app.
When your apps update:
When an app updates, there may be changes to the permissions for that app. So make sure you verify by reading the update features and or check the apps permissions after updating.
If you have automatic updates turned on For apps built for Android 6.0 and up: You won't need to review or accept permission changes for the app to update.
The first time you use a feature that uses a new permission, you can allow or deny the use of that data or capability. For other apps: You won't need to review or accept permissions you've already accepted for an app again.
If the app needs access to new permissions groups or permissions in the "Other" group, you'll be asked to accept the update even if you've set up automatic updates. If you prefer to review each update manually, you can turn off auto-updates with the instructions below. Turn off auto-updates
If you want to review each update before installing it, you can turn off auto-updates. Turn off auto-updates for specific apps Open the Play Store app .
Touch the Menu icon > My Apps>Select an app>Touch Menu . If it's not already unchecked, uncheck the box next to "Auto-update." Turn off auto-updates for all apps Open the Play Store app . Touch the Menu icon > Settings > Auto-update apps > Do not auto-update apps. Turn permissions on or off You can change the permissions that apps can access in the main Settings app on your device at any time. Keep in mind turning off permissions may cause apps on your device to lose functionality.