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Astronaut

Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

Request to the developers:

Please allow galaxy store app to function without permission to my contacts.

Why do you need to know my contacts?

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Cosmic Ray

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

It's for back up if u ever need them they will be stored there

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Astronaut

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

Thanks for the quick response.

However, it still doesn't make logical sense, to me. Why does my galaxy store app usage, even for back up, require the knowledge of my contacts?

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Constellation

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

It is also needed for the Bixby update.  In fact it wants my contact and phone info.  It will not load without giving those permissions.  Why is that and please dont tell me for backup.  I don't need Samsung backup, I have other sources.  Why is this not an option?   This is crazy.

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Asteroid

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

They use it for marketing and analytics, but say it's for "file sharing".

 

Samsung does not have a file sharing or messaging service attached to the galaxy store application.

 

You can find out about it here:

Samsung Privacy Policy 

 

They also request telephone Permissions to get your phone number and network ID.

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Astronaut

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

Don't we get enough back up Google, F book and At&t? Idk it just seems redundant. I think you should be given the option to decide without being penalized for denying access. I deni

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Astronaut

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

Sorry I denied it twice and wouldn't allow me access to this service. Idk from my standpoint its unethical. Also is this part of our program that we have these services that we paid for? And why are these companies allowed to make all these policies and we can't change t

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Astronaut

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

Couldn't they just use my number to get the network Id and not need all my contracts or is this a Big Brother thing?

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Astronaut

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

If they are using it for marketing and analytics then they should be paying me for my services!

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Constellation

Re: Why galaxy store requires permission to access my contacts?

A problem is that the Bixby update will not load without giving those same permissions since the new firmware update.  I now have a feature that I cannot use after the fact.   I am going to search for an alternative. This is crazy.

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