how to control app permissions

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 2 came up with an update which allows you to control app permissions in your phone. This feature will allow you to define what hardware / phone feature can an app access.

  • Navigate to settings.
  • Search / Scroll to app permissions.
  • Tap on any permission listed.
  • You can universally turn on / off that permission for all the apps.
  • Or if you wish to restrict at app level, you may do so in the apps listed below

Currently you can define permissions for the below.

  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Messaging
  • Microphone
App Permissions - Setting

App Permissions – Setting

App Permissions - Camera

App Permissions – Camera

App Permissions - Messaging

App Permissions – Messaging