The new Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been given the thumbs up for its many amazing features that make it quite a thing in Android devices. One of its greatest features is the overhaul of application permissions that brings with it more options unlike in the previous versions, whereby the only way to deny an app any permission is not to install it. This new operating system allows you to deny permissions to an app selectively. Adding to this, you also have the power to change an app’s permissions that have been approved by the manufacturer, though you may experience some challenges while doing this.
While using your apps on Marshmallow, every app will ask for permission depending on the operation you are on. For example, saving or moving a file will prompt an app related to storage to ask for storage permissions, or placing a voice call on social media will prompt to ask for microphone permissions. In most cases, the request in question is always inclined to the action one is taking, thus the option will always be ‘Allow’.
It’s worth noting that at times you might change your mind after selecting a certain permission or find yourself tapping in the wrong place like when you were just about to tap on an option and something else popped up and you went tapping on it instead. No need to panic. This can be reversed by going to your Settings, choose Applications, select the specific app from the list, hit App permissions then allow or deny the permission in question.
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For those who love playing the policeman with their devices, app permissions on Marshmallow allows you to do that at no pains. A settings menu comes in handy for that, where you can monitor all your apps concomitantly. Rather than tapping on a single app in the list of apps, hit the menu button at the top corner then head to Configure apps and then to App permissions. From here, you can check which apps have access to individual permissions and tweak them to your desire.
You may come across some apps that are pretty old and have not been incorporated into the new system for app permissions and thus trying to deny permissions in these apps gives you a warning that tells you denying permission to such an app might cause it to malfunction. Most developers have been urged by Google to adopt the new systems for app permissions.
Even if your phone manufacturer has upgraded to the new systems, it’s worth noting that denying permission to an app can limit its functionality at a big rate. However some extent of limitation might not be detrimental to your device’s functionality as such. On the other hand, it might be a springboard to keeping the popular bugs in your device at bay. Therefore, it’s all up to you to find out by being a constant explorer in the world of your apps.
As we said earlier, using Android 6.0 Marshmallow also gives you the advantage of modifying the set permissions to your advantage. However, you are cautioned to take great care while doing this since it’s not a walk in the park.
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