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This is a guide that hopes to give the basic info most people want to know about the security of their phones, and when to download, and when not to download applications.

It's my hope that this will help people make more informed decisions and be safe about their application usage, privacy, and data. It is my firm belief that Android is a fundamentally safe platform and that with some common sense, diligence and the right knowledge, users can rest assured and enjoy their devices more thoroughly.


• Explains permissions and why they matter
• Search for permissions
• See which apps have requested a specific permission
• List apps by number of permissions requested
• Sort by permission importance/risk/request count
• Show/hide system apps and unknown permissions
• Bookmark permissions to revisit later

Recently changed in this version

Over 150 new permissions added to the database
New bookmark for permissions
All permissions requested by your apps added to DB
Improved details screen with more info on each permission
New database code for greatly improved performance
Improvements to tablet layout

All newly rebuilt with Honeycomb (tablet), and ICS optimization
List apps and their permissions
Search suggestions for permissions
Sort by number of permissions requested, name, risk
Multi-pane layout for tablets

Comments and ratings for PocketPermissions
  • (75 stars)

    by Tye P on 06/04/2014

    This is a good little app that unfortunately feels unfinished. There seems like there is plenty of room to expand it into a really great app. Also, t would be great if this could be updated to bring it in line with KitKat. No love since Oct 2012!!

  • (75 stars)

    by Muhamed Alfaifi on 11/03/2014

    يعطيك ملخص لصلاحيات التطبيقات المثبتة مع شرح كل صلاحية.. ويحتوي أيضا على شروحات ونصائح للآندرويد من ناحية طريقة عمله وطرق لحماية معلوماتك

  • (75 stars)

    by Justin S on 06/08/2013

    Can you please add detail for "Read Google Service Configuration" that is a complete unknown for me and it seems very intrusive.

  • (75 stars)

    by Daniel O'Brien on 20/05/2013

    When I run the app and try an d look at permissions info my phone asks me how I want to complete the action. The only option that works is "application hardware" however the page keeps reloading and you can't really read the info

  • (75 stars)

    by A Google User on 08/11/2012


  • (75 stars)

    by Glyn on 01/04/2012

    I definitely recommend it to anyone new to Android.

  • (75 stars)

    by Smithy on 21/02/2012

    Great app just got better. Thanks developer keep up the great work. :-)