1. Trees's Avatar
    I noticed last night upon opening the Shop Samsung app that I was signed out. Started to sign in again, but received a dialog box asking for access to Contacts. Chose the Deny option, but if so then there does not appear to be a way to use the app as a signed in user; just as a Guest.

    Since I've purchased a few things over time and have some points, would like to access that information. I imagine that I could achieve similar via the Samsung website.

    Maybe a long time ago I granted access to Contacts, and have forgotten. Question still remains, why does Shop Samsung app need access to my Contacts, and why can't I sign into the app unless allowing access?
    02-08-2020 08:58 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's a important app as you can schedule appointments for warranty on your device , place call to troubleshoot or account information that's why it needs those permissions.
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    02-08-2020 10:18 AM
  3. msm0511's Avatar
    It's a important app as you can schedule appointments for warranty on your device , place call to troubleshoot or account information that's why it needs those permissions.
    I remember there was a brouhaha about this some months ago in a thread, but couldn't remember why they actually wanted access.
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    02-08-2020 10:43 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    I remember there was a brouhaha about this some months ago in a thread, but couldn't remember why they actually wanted access.
    Yeah believe your correct
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    02-08-2020 11:12 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I always am.

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    02-08-2020 11:25 AM
  6. msm0511's Avatar
    Haha. I guess I'm not always right. Posted a broken image.
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    02-08-2020 11:27 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Haha. I guess I'm not always right. Posted a broken image. Click image for larger version. 

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    02-08-2020 11:28 AM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    Haha. I guess I'm not always right.
    You're always right especially when you're not!
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    02-08-2020 04:27 PM
  9. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Their link sharing does the same thing. It also asks for permission to make or manage phone calls. What does sharing a file have to do with making a phone call?
    02-09-2020 08:24 AM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    Their link sharing does the same thing. It also asks for permission to make or manage phone calls. What does sharing a file have to do with making a phone call?
    If you want to share the file over text, maybe?
    02-09-2020 09:24 AM
  11. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    If you want to share the file over text, maybe?
    I don't know, I thought that was what contacts was for.
    02-09-2020 09:34 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't know, I thought that was what contacts was for.
    It's all tied in , you can get your contact from phone app.
    02-09-2020 10:27 AM
  13. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    It's all tied in , you can get your contact from phone app.
    I do remember on the S10+, they stated they wanted access to contacts to send promotional stuff to your contacts that they could find useful. This was for link sharing. Anybody else remember something like that?
    02-09-2020 10:29 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I do remember on the S10+, they stated they wanted access to contacts to send promotional stuff to your contacts that they could find useful. This was for link sharing. Anybody else remember something like that?
    I remember hearing something like that can say 100%
    02-09-2020 10:30 AM
  15. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I remember hearing something like that can say 100%
    It used to pop up saying that when you were asked for permission, doesn't do that now. Just makes me nervous yet, I don't want to sign everyone in my contacts up for Samsung promotions.
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    02-09-2020 10:33 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    It used to pop up saying that when you were asked for permission, doesn't do that now. Just makes me nervous yet, I don't want to sign everyone in my contacts up for Samsung promotions.
    Yeah dont blame you , I dont do the profile sharing either
    02-09-2020 10:37 AM

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