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How to set granular app permissions on Android Marshmallow 6.0

Make the most of Android Marshmallow's epic new function

One of the most exciting things about Android Marshmallow has to be the launch of granular app permissions. Anyone downloading an app will now only have to grant permissions that are essential to the initial running of the app, such as your contacts list for a new dialler. Permissions to more personal areas of your phone will only be granted as and when you need them, such as access to your camera when uploading a photo to Twitter or Facebook. This is a huge step forward for safety and security as apps can no longer ask for blanket permission for any access they may need at some point in the future.

Here is how to quickly see which apps have permission to view certain private areas of your phone.

1. Enter app permissions

Enter your Settings, scroll down to Apps and tap the cog in the top right-hand corner. This will open up your app settings from where you can edit your permissions. Hit App Permissions.

2. Alter app permissions

Tap on a menu, such as Contacts permissions. This will show you all the apps that have access or want access to that data. Tap the sliders to enable or block these apps access.