I also share the concerns mentioned. I do not want Samsung Galaxy Store to get access to my contacts, especially if it is unclear what the app will do with my contact information.
I am very disappointed that there is no workaround for this. If I don't want to share my contacts with Samsung, I have to go without updates, which leaves me to security risks. Furthermore this is about Samsung Default-Apps, which cannot be uninstalled. Makes this issues even more painful.
I would agree with @GaryB82, I believe it is so you are able to share an app with one of your contacts. Also, I do not believe you can update the apps without the use of Galaxy App Store. However, your firmware is updated through Google, and the option is in your Settings so this shouldn't be an issue. It is your choice if you choose to use the app(s).
The right design/approach would have been to ask for permission if/when someone tries to share a link not when performing a completely unrelated task.
Using the above logic, every app will need access to everything on the phone. Perhaps our bank account details too?
This issue is not solved it is just begining.. Hay Samsung I have 5 current samsung phones, you dont need permission for my contacts I paid for the phones its not a lease.. there is no shareing turned on at all on my phone. You and verizon are forcing updates I dont want, I was more than happy, for the first time ever, with oreo on my note 9, it just worked. now I have to relearn a new system for 6 months till you change it all again.
I am actually looking at apple again because of the privacey issues only. Thats 5 new $1000 dollar phones, yes I can write a check, and I wont be switching back. If this permission issue is not reversed within the next update I will be switching, I am currently not allowing acess and cant update any apps.. My patence with you and google is wearing very thin. you have lost all of the lawsuits in the EU over privacey and blanket EULAs, I dont use any google products or services, and all are turned off on my phone, all of my friends have done the same, enough is enough..
Solution= samsung start your own operating system with real security I will buy it and any new hardware needed.
PS , linux mint user dont like the view inside the orchard or the windows prison..
Why is this marked as a solution? U get some kind of better ratings? "No known work arounds" is not a solution . Therefore its part of the problem.
As IF anyone from samsung (lower case S) is even going to be ALLOWED to post a solution.
This app obviously violates our privacy forcing us to provide access to our contacts and phone without our concent and any business reason.
Please, a least, respect us and do not mark this question as solved since you haven't provide any solution. This request to accept this solution is ridiculous.
I'm very disappointed with Samsung and its forum moderator.
I have software updates that I cannot install because I cannot access the Galaxy Store.
I will not approve permissions to Contacts on my phone. Shame on you for even asking.
This weakens the value of my Samsung phone and makes me likely to avoid the brand.
I couldn't agree more, I'm terribly disappointed in Samsung. Explain to me why you need access to my contacts so I can use the Galaxy Store app? What data are you mining on my phone ?