How to Control Your Android Location Permissions
At SignOnSite, we believe the ability to control your privacy is really important.
In Android 6 and later, you are able to take complete control over which applications have access to your Location Services.
Location Services on Android are managed by the device and require applications to request permission for access. For your security, the device manages the location of your device using a system called Android Location Manager, which only provides locations to each application when they require it. That means you have the ability to control if and when different applications can know your location and they can't access it with your knowledge.
Devices have improved greatly from when GPS was first introduced, now Location Services is a smart combination of GPS, Cellular Tower Signal, and Crowd-Sourced Wi-Fi Locations. This means that the combined Location Services can work smarter to provide you with a better experience while minimizing battery consumption.
This is a guide to show you how to manage Location Services on your own device.
Navigating to App Permission Settings
1. On your mobile phone, open the Settings icon.
2. Tap on Apps.
3. Locate and launch SignOnSite.
4. Tap on Permissions.
App Permission Settings
The App Permissions section allows you to manage which apps are granted permission to access certain functions of your device. In this section, you can grant or revoke access to a wide range of device features such as Location, Camera, or Contacts for all of the apps on your phone.
This does not mean that SignOnSite is always accessing your location, but rather whenever the Android Location Manager decides that it should update the SignOnSite Location Engine of your location to either sign you on or off a site. Once it has done this, it will switch off until it receives a new update from the Android Location Manager.