Review permissions before you install an app and after the app is first run. If you question why an app accesses a certain device resource, tap DENY. Review all app permissions, by allowing or denying their functionality, in the Settings app. Uninstall apps you suspect might not be what they are advertised to be.
- [Instructor] A few years ago a series…of seemingly innocent flashlight apps…turned out to be more than they advertised.…These apps collected contact information…and spied on Android users.…To prevent this type of abuse…the Android operating system now requires…that apps request permissions…before they can access certain device features.…To show you an example I'll install this app…from the Play Store.…It's a useful photo utility…and as such it must access the device's camera.…Now, you can confirm which resources are accessed…before you install the app.…
At the bottom of the app's card,…tap Permission Details.…Here's the list of the items this app can access.…The camera, the microphone, storage and so on.…You can see what is done with those resources…and this type of access makes sense…for a photo and video recording app.…So, I'll go ahead and install the app.…Now that the app's installed, I'll open it.…The Horizon app orients the camera horizontally…which is why it's called Horizon…and also you'll see the presentation here is horizontal.…
- Explain how to remove all geotag location data from images.
- Recognize the downside of disabling backup and synchronization processes for your Android.
- Recall what information is not affected by a factory data reset.
- Determine what to do when an app asks permission to access strange applications.
- Identify the dangers associated with an open network.
- Explain why users should never skip Android updates.