1. goombah's Avatar
    Like many of you, I hate the idea of some app having access to my contacts when it isn't necessary. I have multiple Google accounts on my Nexus. I use one specifically to install applications, and it is not any of my main email or phone accounts. In fact, it has no contacts stored on the device nor my computers whatsoever. When I install an app that requires access to my contacts, does it access every account's contact data, or just the installation account's contacts? For instance, say I have the following accounts:

    realname@emailaddress.com
    workaccount@emailaddress.com
    throwaway@emailaddress.com
    appinstallations@emailaddress.com

    I only buy and install apps from appinstallations account. Will those applications access the contacts from the other accounts?

    Thanks in advance!
    02-25-2015 08:26 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I believe it is just the account you are using to install it. However, I don't have multiple gmails, so I can't verify this.
    02-25-2015 10:08 PM
  3. goombah's Avatar
    I believe it is just the account you are using to install it. However, I don't have multiple gmails, so I can't verify this.
    Thanks. How would one be able to verify it? I'd be willing to check it if I knew the procedure.
    02-27-2015 09:33 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks. How would one be able to verify it? I'd be willing to check it if I knew the procedure.
    The only thing I can think of is to download app x on account #1. Then delete account #1 from the device, and try opening the app. This would probably work best with a paid app.
    02-27-2015 09:37 AM

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