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Chris K 08-19-2010 01:58 AM

When you install an app/game do you "Allow" it all access (do you trust it)?
When you install an app/game do you "Allow" it all access (do you trust it)?

I suppose some apps could abuse this permission but some simply wont work without it

How do you call it?

devnull 08-19-2010 05:59 AM

Depends on the app and what it's asking for access to.

djm2 08-19-2010 10:38 AM

It is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Most games I wouldn't trust for a minute, but then I don't waste my time on that drivel. An application must be from a respected software publisher -- respected is a judgment call as well based on perceived status and reputation within the community -- which can often be determined in these forums.

aiharkness 08-19-2010 05:54 PM

I agree with the above. Depends on the app. There is no one size fits all recommendation.

I look at what I need the app to do. Do I want to initiate calls from the app, share with a contact, save to my contacts ... An app being able to do these things in and of itself is not bad, but it might be suspicious for some particular app to do one or all of these things.

And then there's what you know or don't know, trust or don't trust, about the developer or distributor.

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naekennedy 08-23-2010 06:14 PM

I downloaded Tetris game...would this be suitable to allow?

*Ollin* 08-27-2010 08:55 AM

I have the same question than Chris K, and would like actually to learn more about the granted permissions that we can change for the 3rd party apps... is there somewhere i can read more about which are the safest permissions that we can give to the apps? or maybe someone here knows?...

aiharkness 08-27-2010 09:16 AM

Start by doing the following:

Open either options > advanced options > applications, or options > applications, depending on your OS version. Pick a third-party app. Open the menu and select dedit permissions. Then open menu and select help. The help app should open to the permissions section. That is pretty good and may answer you questions. You can google any terms you don't understand, and also see the glossary at
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*Ollin* 08-27-2010 10:50 AM

Great!!! that's exactly what i needed :) Thanks a lot! Have a good weekend!

aiharkness 08-27-2010 12:40 PM

No problem. Everyone seems to forget the help app on the device. It's actually pretty good most of the time.

*Ollin* 08-27-2010 03:19 PM

Yes you are right, but in my case i still don't know lots of things so for the next time i will be exploring the rest of the phone options...

Ole Joe Clark 08-27-2010 04:07 PM

I downloaded Weatherbug and the app wanted access to all kinda information that I didn't think was any of their business, so I deleted it.


*Ollin* 08-31-2010 03:19 PM

I also found this article, hopefully it clarifies it for others as well :)

FAQ: What Does Granting “Trusted Application” Status Mean? |

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