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Permissions Sync requires on Android and Amazon Kindle


In order to be installed and perform its functions correctly, Resilio Sync requires certain permissions from the system on Android devices and Amazon Kindle. Detailed description of such permissions below will help you understand why and where each of them is used.

Sync will require the following permissions to be installed on your Android-powered device:

Identity
Device accounts are used to generate Sync identity certificate, send links to shares and contact support.

Photos/Media/Files
Modify or delete the contents of your storage allows the app to write the files you received to the storage, and apply changes to these files.

Camera/Microphone
Access to camera allows Sync to connect to other devices. Resilio Sync uses the camera feature to scan QR codes.

Wi-Fi connection information
View WiFi connections allows the app to access information about WiFi networking: whether or not WiFi is enabled, and the names of connected WiFi devices.

Other

  • Run at startup will launch Sync at the system start if you enable this option in the app’s settings;
  • Full network access allows the app to receive sync data to your phone and send it to other peers connected to the same folder. Resilio Inc. does not see or store any of your personal information;
  • Prevent phone from sleeping allows Sync to check activity updates when Auto-sleep option is enabled in settings;
  • View network connections allows the app to see information about network connections, such as existing and connected networks.

 

 

On your Amazon Kindle, Resilio Sync permissions look slightly different:

  • Read from external storage will allow Sync to access the data from your device you want to sync;
  • Write to external storage allows Sync to write the files you received to external (USB) storage, and apply changes to these files;
  • Get notified that the operation system has finished booting will allow the app to launch at the system start if you enable this option in the app’s settings;
  • Access the camera device allows Sync to connect to other devices by using camera to scan QR codes;
  • Open network sockets allows the app to get access to the internet for receiving sync data on your phone and sending it to other peers connected to the same folder. Resilio Inc. does not see or store any of your personal information;
  • Receive messages via Amazon Device Messaging allows you to receive push notifications about Sync connection requests;
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks allows the app to see information about Wi-Fi network connections, such as existing and connected Wi-Fi networks;
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service allows Sync to use your e-mail for feedback and sending Links or Keys;
  • Access information about networks allows the app to see information about network connections, such as existing and connected networks;
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming allows Synс to check activity updates when Auto-sleep option is enabled in settings;
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging allows you to receive push notifications about Sync connection requests.
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