Change application permission settings

CAUTION:
Changing the permissions for a third-party application can significantly affect the operation of that application on your BlackBerry smartphone.
  1. Do one of the following:
    • If your smartphone is running BlackBerry Device Software 5.0, on the home screen or in a folder, press the Menu key > Options > Applications.
    • If your smartphone is running BlackBerry 6, BlackBerry 7, or BlackBerry 7.1, on the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon > Device > Application Management.
  2. Highlight an application. Press the Menu key > Edit Permissions or Edit Default Permissions.
  3. In the Connections, Interactions, or User Data section, press the Menu key > Expand.
  4. Change the permission fields.
  5. Press the Menu key > Save.

Application permission settings

Some common permission settings that apply to third-party applications are listed below.

Permission Description Default setting Trusted Application status
USB Specifies whether an application can use physical connections, such as a USB cable or an RS-232 cable Allow Allow
Bluetooth Specifies whether an application can send and receive data using a Bluetooth connection, and access Bluetooth profiles Allow Allow
Phone Specifies whether an application can make and receive phone calls, and access call logs and phone data Prompt Allow
Location Data Specifies whether an application can use your GPS location information Prompt Allow
Internet Specifies whether an application can send and receive data using wireless network connections Allow Allow
Wi-Fi Specifies whether an application can send and receive data over a Wi-Fi network connection and access information about the Wi-Fi network connection Allow Allow
Media Specifies whether an application can open and manage media files, including existing pictures and videos Allow Allow
Recording Specifies whether an application can take screen shots, record video using the camera, and record audio using the microphone Prompt Prompt
Email Specifies whether an application can access the Messages application and the email messages, text messages, or PIN messages that are stored on the BlackBerry smartphone Allow Allow
Organizer Data Specifies whether an application can access organizer data such as contacts, calendar entries, tasks, or memos Allow Allow
Files Specifies whether an application can access and transfer the files stored on the smartphone Allow Allow
Security Data Specifies whether an application can access the certificates or keys in the key store on the smartphone Allow Allow


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