WhatsApp Install

WhatsApp Install Permissions

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


To call the phone numbers directly the application has authority to

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


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

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

  • View wi-fi connections


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


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


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


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.


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


The WhatsApp application retrieves access over the microphone to

  • To record audio


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

  • Take pictures
  • Videos


WhatsApp application will ask permissions regarding SMS to

  • Receive text message
  • Send SMS message


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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