1.26 Review app permissions periodically


Review your device app's permissions periodically.
The recommended state for this setting is: Review app permissions regularly.


App permissions allow you to control which capabilities or information apps could access on your device. This can extend from using device hardware to using your personal data. You should periodically review your all app's permissions and ensure that those apps have legitimate permissions. Uninstall apps that over-seek permissions.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the below steps to set your app permissions appropriately:

Tap Settings Gear Icon.
Tap Apps & notifications.
Tap App permissions.
Tap on each permission and review the apps that have them.
Disable the app permissions that you feel are over-permissive.


Some of the apps tend to have more than required permissions. Such apps might not work if you disable the permissions it originally asked for. Also, if you disable the needed permissions, you may not be able to use the app and might have to re-install it.

Default Value:

By default, apps seek permissions on first use or during installation.

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