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Android Permissions

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The permissions provided by the Android system can be found at Manifest.permission. Any application may also define and enforce its own permissions, so this is not a comprehensive list of all possible permissions.

A particular permission may be enforced at a number of places during your program’s operation:

  • At the time of a call into the system, to prevent an application from executing certain functions.
  • When starting an activity, to prevent applications from launching activities of other applications.
  • Both sending and receiving broadcasts, to control who can receive your broadcast or who can send a broadcast to you.
  • When accessing and operating on a content provider.
  • Binding to or starting a service.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
Allows an app to access approximate location derived from network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
Allows an app to access precise location from location sources such as GPS, cell towers, and Wi-Fi.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
Allows applications to access information about networks

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE" />
Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks

<uses-permission android:name="com.android.voicemail.permission.ADD_VOICEMAIL" />
Allows an application to add voicemails into the system.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BATTERY_STATS" />
Allows an application to collect battery statistics

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