Cisco Spark

Permissions Required by Cisco Spark for iPhone and iPad

When you first sign in to the Cisco Spark app on your iPhone or iPad, you are prompted to allow the app to change some of the iOS permission settings.  Other permission prompts appear during your use of Cisco Spark.

The list below describes some of the permissions that the Cisco Spark app uses and how they are used. You can see the full list of permissions that you have granted to the app by checking Settings > Spark, Settings > Notifications > Spark, in your iOS Settings app. 
  • Camera: This permission is used for two purposes: to allow you to make video calls, and to let you take photos and upload them into rooms. 
  • Calendars: If you choose to share your local calendar with the Cisco Spark app, this permission lets the app read your calendar periodically to create a list of contacts who you have met with, making it easier for you to connect with them. Your calendar is not sent to our servers.
  • Contacts:  If you choose to share your local contacts with the Cisco Spark app, this permission lets the app display your contacts when adding people to a room. 
  • Microphone: This permission is used to allow you to make calls using the Cisco Spark app. The app does not record audio. 
  • Notifications: This permission is used so that you can be alerted about messages and calls from the Cisco Spark app even when the app is not open or if your screen is locked. 
  • Background App Refresh: This setting allows the Cisco Spark app to update certain data while it is running in the background.
  • Use Cellular Data: This permission allows the Cisco Spark app to download room content, and allows you to participate in calls and sync ups, while the device is connected to the cellular network instead of WiFi.
IMPORTANT: Please don't deny the app access to the mic in your mobile device settings. If you do, you won't be able to make calls using the app or pair with a Cisco Spark Room System.

You can read more about permissions for other device platforms and other privacy issues here.

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