- Introduction to mobile permissions
- Getting started with iubenda
- Android permissions in particular
- iOS permissions in particular
- App store Integration tips
1. Introduction to mobile permissions
Since iubenda is platform agnostic (functions across various platforms), the mobile permissions service describes mobile permissions in general and therefore also has permissions coming from the iOS world like HomeKit, Reminder, Motion Sensors etc. This is also useful if you create an app on both platforms.
2. Getting started with iubenda
List the permissions requested by your app
In addition to the other services added above, now’s the time to also enable the clause “Device permissions for Personal Data access”.
3. Android permissions in particular
Android permissions are the ones described in the Android/Google documentation as being “dangerous” permissions. Since requesting sub-permissions like GET_ACCOUNTS is part of the granted group permission like CONTACTS, that’s what our disclosure focuses on.
There is one exception to the rule here: You will find 4 different location disclosures with self-explanatory titles:
- Precise location permission (continuous)
- Precise location permission (non-continuous)
- Approximate location permission (continuous)
- Approximate location permission (non-continuous)
4. iOS permissions in particular
For iOS permissions you can use the same disclosures as above found under 3. Android, in addition to these Apple has certain permissions that aren’t currently part of Android:
- Reminders permission
- HomeKit permission
- Motion sensors permission
- Bluetooth sharing permission
- Social media accounts permission
- that you also link to the policy from the Play Store page and also link to your marketing website (if you have one).
Apple specifically requires:
- an easily accessible link to your policy from within the app.
With recent updates in data protection regulations, in particular, the GDPR, if you process user data based on consent, you are legally required to maintain legitimate records of consent. Click here to get a quick idea of what this entails and how our Consent Solution can help you to be compliant. Otherwise, for a more detailed explanation, you can read the section on valid “Records of consent” in our GDPR guide here.
► Does your app target children? If so, you should read this guide as under the major global legislations, special conditions apply to the processing of personal data belonging to children.
For further details on privacy policies for Android/iOS apps on the app stores and its requirements, please refer to our guides here: