Permission Pilot

Android app permission overview
Author:Matthias Urhahn
APK source:Github
Google Play:Check if it's there

Permission Pilot is a new kind of app to help you review apps and their permissions.

With each Android update permissions are getting more complex. Android showing permissions in various different locations, doesn't make it easier to review them:

Permission Pilot lists all permissions in a single location, giving you a bird's eye view of app permissions.

Two perspectives are available: You can either view all permissions an app requests, or view all apps that request a permission.

Apps tab All installed apps, including system apps and work profile apps. Clicking on any app will list all permissions that the app has requested, including those that show up under Permissions Manager and Special Access, along with their status. This will also include internet permissions, SharedUserID status!

Permissions tab All permissions that exist on your device, including those that show up under Permissions Manager and Special Access. Permissions are pre-grouped for easier navigation, e.g. Contacts, Microphone, Camera, etc. Clicking on a permission shows all the apps that request access to that permission.

Apps and permissions can be searched using free-text, sorted and filtered by different criteria.

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    ⇒ The app includes graphical assets which are not libre.
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While you can download the APKs here directly, you should preferably use an F-Droid client so the app stays up-to-date on your device. Some clients have this repo enabled by default, e.g. Neo Store or, of course, the IzzyOnDroid client by Sunil. With others (like the official client) you'll have to add this repo manually (see the hint on top of the package list for how to do that).


Version 1.6.11-rc0 (2023-08-20)

Android Versions:
  • Target: 13.0
  • MinVer: 5.0
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Version 1.6.9-rc0 (2023-07-06)

Version 1.6.7-rc1 (2023-03-19)