Hiding or restricting access to the contacts your android phone


  1. ZubairQurashi

    ZubairQurashi New Member

    I want to make an application in android which will hide the selected contacts of your phone book, after launching this application if any other application accesses the contents the the hidden contacts will not be available to that application too.
    So, my question is, how can I do this?
    Does android database SQL light provide any type of flags that can help me to restrict the access to the contacts?
    Can I hide the contacts from all other applications?

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  2. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member

    This isn't possible by simply making just an app. It would need to be a feature built into the rom itself. The contacts app is just another app. It cannot be controlled by another app. You could make your own contacts app that had these features and set it as the default contacts app, but there would be nothing stopping the evil doers from just loading up the stock contacts app. Unless, of course, you were rooted and removed the original contacts app all together (not suggested).

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