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  1. A10Thunderbolt

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    Android newbie here. When I tried to install my first (FREE) APP, MR. NUMBER on my Sony XPERIA Ray, it asked (DEMANDED) permissions to go virtually anywhere and do ANYTHING in my phone... Are all APPS like that ???..I'm certainly not going to give it a blanket OK to mess with everything in my phone.

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    It depends on the nature of the app. I mean I have several apps that ask no permission at all.

    And well, reading the features of the app, it does need all those permissions to be able to them. If you want something with less permissions, you need something with less features.
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  3. A10Thunderbolt

    Thread Starter

    I just figured that all it needed access to was my CONTACTS/Numbers list to see WHAT/WHO to block but it wants access to virtually every program/detail/item on the phone. I do get a WARNING that giving this blanket permission is dangerous..I dont think I'll bother. THX for the reply
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Actually, the program has more features than just call blocking. Also for call blocking, it needs access for phone state, so it can detect when someone is actually calling, sd card editing for writing logs, and I forgot what permission was needed for altering ring alert.
  5. Bren S.

    Bren S. Android Expert

    Mr Number does indeed need all of that and as someone who has used Mr Number since my 1st Android I can tell you that I've never had an issue with them doing anything to my phone detrimental. :)

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