How comfortable are you with a mobile app having the following permissions?
U.S. perception on granting smartphone app permissions 2019
According to an April 2019 survey conducted among adults in the United States, 40 percent of respondents said they were least comfortable with allowing apps to read and modify their contacts. During the measured period, respondents were least concerned about granting apps access to their mobile calendars, with 16 percent stating they were most comfortable apps adding or modifying calendar events.
How comfortable are you with a mobile app having the following permissions?
Rating scale1 Least comfortable2345 Most comfortable
Report precise location18%23%29%21%9%
Take pictures and record video31%15%27%17%10%
Post to social media networks24%22%29%20%5%
Access your browser history33%31%20%9%7%
Read and modify your contacts40%27%17%13%3%
Add or modify calendar events14%14%38%18%16%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 2019

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. employees

Supplementary notes

Survey respondents were asked how comfortable they were with granting a downloaded smartphone application the following permissions on a scale from 1 to 5 (with 5 being the most comfortable).

U.S. perception on granting smartphone app permissions 2019
According to an April 2019 survey conducted among adults in the United States, 40 percent of respondents said they were least comfortable with allowing apps to read and modify their contacts. During the measured period, respondents were least concerned about granting apps access to their mobile calendars, with 16 percent stating they were most comfortable apps adding or modifying calendar events.
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