Permissions required by Avast Mobile Security

Data and programming interfaces in Android are protected by permissions. Permissions required by Avast Mobile Security are the minimum set that was needed to implement the functionality. If these permissions would be removed, the app could not work as it does. We take your privacy very seriously and we do NOT use the permissions to transmit private data to our servers or to cause unwanted costs to your phone bill.

The number of required permission may differ depending on the Android system version and a device model.

Permissions required by Avast Mobile Security are divided into the following groups which consist of a permission name and short description that explains what a permission does and why the app needs it. This article describes only the most important permissions. To check the full list of permissions, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Play Store app.
  2. Search for Avast Mobile Security and tap the app name.
  3. Scroll down and tap Permission details.

Tap or click one of the following permissions group names to read details:

Calendar

  • Allows adding and modifying calendar events.

Camera

  • Allows Anti-Theft to take pictures of a potential thief.

Contacts

  • Allows App Locking to restore a PIN.
  • Allows accessing contact details and device accounts to log in via Google Account.
  • Allows Anti-Theft to store settings in the cloud.

 

Location

  • Allows Anti-Theft to access your location based on your network and GPS. Thanks to this permission your device may be located when it is lost or stolen.

Microphone

  • Allows Anti-Theft to record the audio of surroundings when your device is lost or stolen.

Phone

Allows Call Blocker to manage the following:

  • Managing and terminating phone calls.
  • Getting notified of a new phone call and retrieving it.
  • Picking a number from the call history.
  • Removing a number from the history when it is blocked.

SMS

  • Allows SMS Shield to check your text message and warn you when you receive an SMS messaging containing a malicious URL.

Storage

  • For accessing files in the storage and scan them for security threats.
  • For deleting malware and junk files from the storage.

Other

  • For communicating with our servers and downloading virus databases updates.
  • For triggering updates and scan new networks.
  • For monitoring Wi-Fi changes.
  • Avast Mobile Security 6.x
  • Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean, API 16) or higher

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