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Manage App Permissions on your iPhone or iPad

With time, the iPhone and iPad have become much more sophisticated and have more and more sensors inside . To use them, applications must access them, but not happily. Apple is giving more and more power to the user, who is the one who finally chooses if he wants the application to have access to them. This is why you must manage the permissions that each app has on your iPhone or iPad .

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Manage App Permissions on your iPhone or iPad
Manage App Permissions on your iPhone or iPad

When an app or game requires such access, you must ask the user for permission. But don’t worry if you’ve already given an application a “yes” or “no” answer. We’ll be able to handle it later without any problem.

Permits 101

It is normal and polite for an application to ask your permission if it is going to access any site or personal sensor on your iPhone or iPad . There are even some that will explain to you why they are intruding. If you agree to access, the app will have that permission until you directly deny it. This will prevent the app from asking for permission again every time it accesses the site.

Also there are iOS applications that give us somewhat malicious messages , or at least omit the why of things. Simply, if you’re not sure, don’t let any app or game do anything. You can fix it later if you need to.

Managing permissions for an individual app

When you have downloaded an application that requests permissions, its icon is immediately created in the Settings section. From this menu you can give and remove permissions as you wish . There are also many apps that don’t stop bothering us with absurd notifications, and that waste our time and our battery enormously.

Permission on Privacy

Most permissions interfere with our privacy. In different ways, applications try to access our Photo Library, our Camera, our Contacts, the microphone, etc. Even some applications will want to access your Facebook or Twitter accounts .

To manage that privacy you can go directly to Settings, Privacy and select any of the permissions you have previously given. As soon as you enter any of them, you’ll be able to see which applications have access to them, and you’ll be able to remove them directly! But you can also decide, as with some applications such as location , if you want access to be always, sometimes or never .

Mobile data

Mobile data is not unlimited and it is important to discriminate which applications have access to it. If you don’t want your rate to die instantly from unnecessary updates or games that run even in the background, you should restrict access to your mobile data.

To manage these permissions you must access Settings, Mobile Data . Here you’ll find a list of all your applications and games and a little button on the right-hand side to activate or deactivate access. This permission is the opposite of the other permissions, it is granted automatically when you install an application.


Manuales del iPhone de Apple

Apps and games must also ask permission to send you push notifications. Some are really annoying, especially when they send you new messages every minute. To manage the notifications you can access Settings, Notifications. Now you simply choose the type of alert you want to receive and how they will be displayed on screen, in balloons or strips. You can also decide if you want to be notified with sounds.

Background updates

With the arrival of iOS 8, Apple has launched an automatic app update system. This will save you time so that when you access that application, it is already updated and ready . But this operation can drain your battery in a short time, especially if you have many apps installed.

Also you can control those updates that are going to run in the background . You can go to Settings, General, Background updates. From here you can select whether you want to enable or disable all updates, or allow some updates only when you are connected to a Wifi network.

It’s great to be able to manage all the permissions we give to our applications and games in this way. In order to be able to manage all the permissions of the apps on your iPhone and iPad we have made this little list as a tutorial. What do you think? Would you add any more settings?

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