When you download an app to your smartphone or tablet, it will request your permission to access certain features of the device. Some apps only require a few specific permissions to run properly. However, other apps try to access your personal information by requesting unnecessary permissions.
Therefore, before downloading an app, check which permissions are being requested and decide if they are justified or excessive. It is up to you whether to accept these requests.
The most commonly requested permissions are:
- Calls and messages.
- Camera and photo gallery.