DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: why do apps and games want to have acess to my phone calls and sms'?

  1. Droid Newbie
    EliteShadow's Avatar
    Member #
    309836
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    3
    Phone
    Sony
    #1

    why do apps and games want to have acess to my phone calls and sms'?

    Well lots of apps these days say in the permission thing when I go to install apps it says that it will acess my text messages and it says it will read my phone calls. Why is this?! I tried to install Angry Birds space and I saw it had these things in the permissions! And the people who made angry birds space are a top developer. How is this? Why does Google not check these things? Please help me guys!
    Thanks!
    -Elite Shadow
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid Newbie
    EliteShadow's Avatar
    Member #
    309836
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    3
    Phone
    Sony
    #2
    Can anyone help me? Thanks
  4. Master Droid
    mamawm's Avatar
    Member #
    96831
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    mississippi
    Posts
    509
    Liked
    16 times
    Phone
    DNA, Bionic, Eris, zoom, A100
    #3
    angry birds doesn't actually access you phone calls but rather the dialer, so that they can prevent the screen from going to sleep while you are playing but also so that they can permit phone calls to overide the game if you receive a call while playing. when installing a new app and reading thru the permission list, you really need to be able to read between the lines sometimes.
  5. Droid Newbie
    EliteShadow's Avatar
    Member #
    309836
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    3
    Phone
    Sony
    #4
    I see. But what about other apps not just angry birds. There themes and other stuff that have that permission. It also has a sms permission. And on the phone permission it says it wants to state my identity. Why would a game or a browser or what ever want to do that?
    Thanks!

    -Elite
  6. Master Droid
    mamawm's Avatar
    Member #
    96831
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    mississippi
    Posts
    509
    Liked
    16 times
    Phone
    DNA, Bionic, Eris, zoom, A100
    #5
    here's a thread in which several of the developers answered this same question, their answers will probably make more sense to you. there is also a link in the second post which is very informative.http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...en-forums.html

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2012, 08:47 AM
  2. SD card Acess
    By Snowshoe7 in forum ChevyNo1
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-29-2011, 10:55 AM
  3. 2.5 superuser acess
    By driodman in forum UltimateDroid
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-15-2010, 03:05 AM
  4. Why do apps need permissions for phone calls
    By jcu123 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-24-2010, 08:25 AM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-26-2009, 05:05 PM

Search tags for this page

why do android games need access to phone calls
,

why do apps need access to phone calls

,
why do apps need access to sms
,
why do apps need to read phone calls
,

why do apps need to read sms

,
why do apps read phone calls
,
why do apps read sms
,
why do apps want to read phone calls
,
why do game apps need access to phone calls
,
why does app need access to phone calls
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+