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    Default Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    Why does this app/widget require so many permissions? I understand that other apps may require the LED light for notifications, camera light, fx, and other items. It says "To improve performance and reduce memory usage. Some of these permissions are available to Settings because it runs in the same process as Settings"


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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    Quote Originally Posted by dontlookatme View Post
    Why does this app/widget require so many permissions? I understand that other apps may require the LED light for notifications, camera light, fx, and other items. It says "To improve performance and reduce memory usage. Some of these permissions are available to Settings because it runs in the same process as Settings"


    No app requires that much access.

    You must always look at what permission the app requires before you download or install the app.

    A cellphone/handheld computer has lots of information that requires protection. I do not give access to anything that wants or request permission to email, text or call anyone from my phone list or email list.

    Uninstall this ASAP and no matter how much you think you need an app do not download something that requires this type of access or permissions.
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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    It is an app that came with the phone. It is in the widget section.

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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    That looks like malware to me I'd do a factory reset if I was you cos like the above post says no app requires that much access and the most worrying part is where it says about direct calls and msgs , install some antivirus and if nothing comes up as a virus then I'd recommend a factory wipe... Good luck.

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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    Quote Originally Posted by dontlookatme View Post
    Why does this app/widget require so many permissions? I understand that other apps may require the LED light for notifications, camera light, fx, and other items. It says "To improve performance and reduce memory usage. Some of these permissions are available to Settings because it runs in the same process as Settings"
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/u5adeby3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/e3yvasu5.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/ypu9u6ah.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/gu8anu9e.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/8ymuqy4u.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/mahedydu.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/7equny3u.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/epeqeqeb.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/jepy3uqe.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/ydu5ysys.jpg

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    Typical example of malware!!!

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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    Assistive light is from Samsung, not some random developer.

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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmull View Post
    Assistive light is from Samsung, not some random developer.

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    Well buddy if ya bought your phone brand new then I'm out of ideas but that's some crazy **** lol.....

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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    I looked at my Note 3 because it's still stock and I couldn't find an app on the phone for "assistive light" (though I do have the widget).

    When I looked closer at your pictures, the application you're posting the permissions for is the "Settings" app, so it makes a lot of sense to me that it would require so many permissions. Settings kinda controls your whole phone.
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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissMystikle View Post
    I looked at my Note 3 because it's still stock and I couldn't find an app on the phone for "assistive light" (though I do have the widget).

    When I looked closer at your pictures, the application you're posting the permissions for is the "Settings" app, so it makes a lot of sense to me that it would require so many permissions. Settings kinda controls your whole phone.
    Absolutely. If anyone had paid any attention to the pictures, they would see the permissions pictured are for the settings app.

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    Damn, that got me worried for a bit. Phew!

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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    Quote Originally Posted by rvhs03 View Post
    Absolutely. If anyone had paid any attention to the pictures, they would see the permissions pictured are for the settings app.

    Too funny,

    FYI, EACH App/widget has it's own permissions.....a flashlight type app...wherever it is found does not require these types of permissions. My note three did not come with this widget/app and glad it did not. Bloatware, useless apps..to some? I looked at all the installed apps on my device and removed uninstalled or turned off any app that requested permissions that I did not think where justified based on its function.

    If you are ok with a flashlight app or wallpaper app in settings requesting access and permissions like these...good luck with that.

    Maybe I just missed something....LOL it would not be the first or last time...
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    Default Re: Assistive Light; so many permissions.

    I put the widget on my home screen. I turned it on. I went to notifications.
    Pressed and held the notification until app info came up.
    I pressed on app info and that is how i got to the settings you see.

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