Do Android PDF Readers Require All Files Access?


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Sep 4, 2013
I am installing a lightweight PDF reader, and when I try to access a local PDF file, it asks for "All File Access" from Android. Does reading a single file type require an app to have All Files access?
Just speculating, but a lot of 'PDF reader' apps have the ability to view a lot of other similar file types (epub, azw3, odt, etc.) so perhaps that 'All Files Access' is just a generic reference to allow the app to open up other files that are in that same general 'text and postscript' category.
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