How to Change Galaxy S20 App Permissions

This post will walk you through modifying app permissions on a Samsung Galaxy S20 handset. Feel free to refer to this simple tutorial to change Galaxy S20 app permissions when needed.

To ensure privacy and security to end-users, modern smartphones including the new Samsung Galaxy S20 offer tons of new features that serve such purpose. Among these significant features is the permission system, called Permission manager. With this system, you can set which apps to grant permissions to access your location or other system services before downloading them. This is the reason behind the “Allow this app to access your location, camera, etc.? ” message prompts that pop up the moment you attempt to download or install a new app on your device.

In case you haven’t yet configured this feature on your new Samsung smartphone, I’ve laid out a step-by-step guide for you to refer to. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Modifying the Galaxy S20 App Permissions

Time Needed : 3 minutes

The following steps demonstrate the process of changing app permissions on the Galaxy S20 smartphone. To complete this guide, I’ve chosen a specific app and service to serve as an example. You may start whenever you’re all set to configure your device.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the Apps screen.

    This will launch a new screen with different app icons.

    change app permission galaxy s20 - apps screen

  2. Next, tap on Settings.

    Another way to access the Settings app is through the notification panel. To do so, simply swipe down from the top of the screen then tap the Settings icon represented by a wheel-like figure on the top-right corner of the notification panel.

    change app permission galaxy s20 - tap settings

  3. From the Settings menu, scroll down to and tap Apps.

    A new screen containing a list of third-party and system apps will then show up.

    change app permission galaxy s20 - apps menu

  4. Tap the Menu icon (three vertical dots) located on the top-right corner of the Apps screen right next to the Search icon (magnifying glass).

    This will prompt a quick edit menu with different options to appear.

    change app permission galaxy s20 - quick edit menu

  5. Select Permission manager from the given options.

    Apps and services with editable permission settings will then appear.

    change app permission galaxy s20 - permission manager option

  6. Find the service for which you'd like to modify or change permissions. In this guide, let’s use Camera as an example. Thus, tap on Camera.

    A list of apps with permission to take photos and record videos using the phone’s camera will then be displayed.

    change app permission galaxy s20 - camera permissions

  7. Tap to select the app for which you'd like to change permissions. To proceed with this guide, let’s use the Messages app, so tap Messages.

    This will prompt the Camera permission for the Messages app.

    change app permission galaxy s20 - messages app permission for camera

  8. Tap Allow to enable permission for Messages to access the camera or Deny to disable it.

    If you choose Deny, basic features of your Galaxy S20 may no longer work as intended.

    change app permission galaxy s20 - allow or deny permission

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
Materials
  • Galaxy S20

You can also view all Messages permissions by tapping on the See all Messages permissions tab. You will then see which services are allowed and denied for Messages.

Just repeat the same steps to change permissions on other apps according to your preferences.And that covers everything in this guide. Please keep posted for more comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks on how to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S20 and other new Galaxy devices.

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