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How to edit permissions for Android app

Posted In HOW TO DO! - By DailyAndroidNews on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 With No Comments »

Change the permissions of the apps on your Android phone is simple and allows you to decide if you want to download apps from sources other than the Android Market (Play Store). Although third-party applications from unknown sources companies can be a risk, also allow you to be innovative and useful applications that are not available to the general public. To reduce the risk to download this class of applications, it is advisable to download a antivirus for Android you scan all downloads, regardless of their origin.



  1. Turn your Android phone and navigate to the “Settings” menu.
  2. Press the button “Applications” menu.
  3. Choose whether to enable or disable the option to download applications from unknown sources by selecting or clearing the check box beside the button labeled “Unknown sources”.
  4. Exit the Setup menu. Depending on your choice, now you can download or prevent downloading applications from unknown sources.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you want to change permissions for applications that come directly from the Android Market, you can contact your wireless service provider, who may block the download of paid apps, free or both. However, currently there are no applications to filter specific types of downloads, beyond “paid” or “free”.
  • Be sure to download an antivirus for your Android device. Some notable programs include Trend Micro and Lookout, both available on the Android Market (Play Store).

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