WhatsApp Install

WhatsApp Install Permissions

The following is the list of permissions that need to grant for the WhatsApp application.

Phone:

To call the phone numbers directly the application has authority to

  • Read the identity and the phone status
  • Read the call log

Photos/Media/Files:

To share the media files in your device the application Needs to retrieve the access over

Read the contents of USB storage

  • To modify or delete the content that stored in the USB device’s storage

Phone:
To run the application it needs to know the information regarding wi-fi as to

  • View wi-fi connections

Contacts:

The information regarding the contacts in your device needs to be retrieved from the application. The permissions that need to grant for the WhatsApp application regarding contacts are

  • Find accounts on the device
  • Read contacts
  • Modify contacts

Identity:

The Identity of the device need to be retrieved and this application will also access regarding identity are

  • Read contact card
  • Find accounts on the device
  • Add account or remove the account

Location:

Watsapp application will retrieve the location of the device. The permissions that need to be granted regarding location are

  • Approximate location
  • GPS and network-based

Storage:

Whatsapp need to retrieve the permissions over storage to

Read the contents of USB storage

  • To modify or delete the contents of the USB storage

Device and App History:

The WhatsApp application will have information and permission regarding the device and app history. The permissions that are retrieved

  • Retrieve running apps
  • Read sensitive log data
  • Retrieve system internal state
  • Read web bookmarks and history

Cellular data setting:

The WhatsApp application will work with cellular data or wi-fi so that this application requires access over the cellular data.

Calendar:

Whatsapp application will access the permissions over the calendar on your device, and the information that retrieved from the calendar is  

  • Read calendar events and data regarding confidential information
  • Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owner knowledge

Wearable sensors/activity data:

This WhatsApp application allows the sensors as heart monitor rate to provide all the periodic updates on activity levels

Microphone:Microphone:

The WhatsApp application retrieves access over the microphone to

  • To record audio

Camera:

The application has a feature to take audio, video, photo in the application so that it requires access to

  • Take pictures
  • Videos

SMS:

WhatsApp application will ask permissions regarding SMS to

  • Receive text message
  • Send SMS message

Others:

The other permissions that need to grant for the application are

  • Read sync statistics
  • Receive data from the internet
  • Pair the device with Bluetooth devices
  • Change network connectivity
  • Run at startup
  • Full network access
  • Read google service configuration
  • View network connections
  • Change audio settings
  • Install shortcuts
  • Modify system settings
  • Read sync setting
  • Use account on the device
  • Connect and disconnect from wi-fi
  • Prevent device from sleeping
  • Toggle sync on and off
  • Create an account and set passwords
  • Uninstall shortcuts
  • Control near field communication
  • Send sticky broadcast
  • Control vibration
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