Learn about permissions on the Phone app

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

Important

Permission Phone app capabilities How the Phone app uses permissions
Call logs See and change call history. Keeps track of calls in your phone’s call history.
Camera Use your camera to take photos or videos. Makes carrier video calls.
Contacts 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.
Location Access your device’s location. Gets contact information for places near you.
Microphone Detect and record audio. Turns on your microphone during phone calls.
Phone Make and manage phone calls. Makes phone calls.
SMS Send and view SMS messages. Sends a message when you reject a call.

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