Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Turn App Permissions On / Off

App permissions give you the ability to customize and control which capabilities you give apps. You can pick and choose which permissions to grant apps at the time of use.

Note Notes:

  • Downloaded apps designed for Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and up only ask for permission the first time you use a feature rather than asking for permissions out of context.
  • Turning off certain permissions may result in basic features no longer working as intended.

To turn permissions on or off for installed apps:

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Apps Apps settings icon.
  3. Ensure All apps is selected (upper-left).
    Note If necessary, tap the Dropdown icon Dropdown menu icon (upper-right) then select All apps
  4. Locate then select the appropriate app.
    Note If system apps aren't visible, tap the Menu icon Vertical more menu icon (upper-right) > Show system apps.
  5. If available, tap Permissions (App settings section).
  6. Tap any of the available permissions (e.g., Camera, Contacts, Location, etc.) to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
    Note If turning off a permission, from the "If you deny this permission..." prompt, select Cancel or Deny.
    Note The image below is merely an example.
    Home screen with focus on applications
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