Change application permission settings
Changing the permissions for a third-party application can significantly affect the operation of that application on your BlackBerry smartphone.
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 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.
- Highlight an application. Press the key > Edit Permissions or Edit Default Permissions.
- In the Connections, Interactions, or User Data section, press the key > Expand.
- Change the permission fields.
- Press the 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|
|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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