You can control what the Phone app can do and the info it can access. Learn how to change app permissions on your Android phone.
About permissions on the Phone app
- To offer better experiences, the Phone app asks for your permission to control certain device capabilities and access information.
- Learn how to change permissions on your Android phone.
|Phone app capabilities
|How the Phone app uses permissions
|See and change call history.
|Keeps track of calls in your phone’s call history.
|Use your camera to take photos or videos.
|Makes carrier video calls.
|See contact lists.
|Shows names on incoming calls for phone numbers stored in contacts.
|Files and media
|Use photos, media, and other files on your phone.
|Allows calls with photo attachments on select carriers.
|Access your device’s location.
|Gets contact information for places near you.
|Detect and record audio.
|Turns on your microphone during phone calls.
|Make and manage phone calls.
|Makes phone calls.
|Send and view SMS messages.
|Sends a message when you reject a call.