In order for Truecaller to function a few permissions are mandatory to grant while some are optional.
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- Allow Truecaller to access your phone call logs & allow Truecaller to make and manage phone calls:
Required to provide you with live caller id and to use Truecallers smart dialer.
- Contact access: To use our dialer/contact app. It's also needed to know if you have the contact in your phonebook in order to show caller ID when a call comes in from a number that is not stored in your phonebook.
- Receive/Read your text messages (SMS or MMS): Required to identify the sender. We never look at the content, only the number in order to identify the sender.
- Full network access: Required to communicate with Truecaller servers and perform searches.
- Location: This is required in order to share location via SMS/Chat, but more importantly, to regionalize the top spammer list.
1.) To attach pictures as MMS/Chat
2.) To take photos and videos
3.) To scan bills with our 'Scan and Pay' feature or scan numbers for number lookups
- View network and Wi-Fi connections: Required to check if the device has an active connection.
- Receive data from the Internet: Required to receive push notifications.
- Microphone: Required to use call recorder feature or send audio clips
- Directly call phone numbers: Required to perform calls directly from Truecaller.
- Read phone status and identity: Required to detect EVENTS like incoming calls, answering calls and
- Reroute outgoing calls: Required to perform caller ID search on outgoing calls
- Modify phone state: Required to block calls and SMS from spammers.
- Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage: Required to save the PROFILE picture together with the ones of the other found people.
- Disable your screen lock and prevent the device from sleeping: Required to show the Caller Id window during INCOMING calls and to receive push notifications when the device has the screen locked.
- Modify your contacts: Required to save/edit contacts in the phone book.
- Notification access to Truecaller: required to read the notifications. Enabling this permission allows us to provide you with information about unknown numbers in WhatsApp and other messaging apps.