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Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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Not am I when promoted. I do notice that many apps see to go ahead and update anyway even without access to contacts.  I will never give Samsung access.

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Constellation

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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Yeah not to mention the ads that you have to watch now when downloading a simple wallpaper or trying to just download an app from the Samsung store. I'm sticking to Google play store for everything from here on out

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Constellation

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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"Contacts" is misleading. There is more than your email and phone number plus address. It also encompasses everything about the hardware, Ser No, IMEI, network (mobile), firmware, software version build. The kitchen sink. 

 

And it allows mapping what apps are installed. How often you email or call a contact. 

 

I found an Apple dev page on contact framework but not the one I read somewhat recently on the subject - esp for the person jumping to iOS. 

 

I tried Google, XDA, other likely sources. 

https://developer.apple.com/documentation/contacts 

 

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Constellation

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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Is this only for the Note 9 or for all Galaxy devices?

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Astronaut

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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How about allowing the stupid unnecessary Contacts permission, just long enough to update, if you actually need something from Galaxy Store, and then deny permission; would this solve it - anyone? 

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Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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This appears to apply to all Galaxy series. Requiring access to my phone and/or contacts not only violates my privacy but forces me to violate the privacy of all those in my contacts. They have not given permission to reveal their information.

I see no valid reason why Samsung needs access to my associates to update those apps Samsung installed and already exist  on my phone such as the clock, gallery, others.

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Constellation

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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I guess alot of us won't be updating 🤚👎

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Astronaut

Re: Galaxy Store Now Requires Access to Contacts

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Its a shame samsung does this. There is no solution of this problem other then removing the weird permissions. So dont mark this tread as resolved. If i knew this before, i would have never switched to Samsung.

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