Permissions Required by Cisco Spark for Android
Note: For Android 6.x or later, when you deny the app permissions on your device you can still change the permissions individually.
When changing permissions for Cisco Spark, go to Settings > Apps, Applications, or Applications Manager (depending on your device) > Spark > Permissions.
The table shows the difference between permissions required for Android 7.x and earlier operating systems:
|Setting||Purpose||Android 7.x and 6.x||Earlier OS|
|Storage||Provides storage read and write permissions, allows you to upload content into spaces, and stores content on your device for faster performance. Does not modify or delete existing files or photos on your device.||✔|
|Notifications||Sends messages and calls from Cisco Spark even when the app is closed and your screen is locked.||✔||✔|
|Microphone||Allows you to make calls and pair with Cisco Spark room devices. The app doesn't use the microphone to record anything.||✔||✔|
|Location||Allows the app to access your location.||✔|
|Device ID and call information:||This permission lets us know what kind of cellular network you are connected to (3G or 4G, for example) to improve call performance. It also gives us access to your phone number.||✔|
|Contacts||Lets the app show your contacts when adding people to a space. Your contact list is not sent to our servers.||✔||✔|
|Camera||Lets you make video calls, take photos, and share them in spaces.||✔||✔|
|Calendar||Allows the app to read, add, or remove calendar events stored on your phone.||✔||✔|
|Apps that appear on top of Draw over other apps||Minimizes the app's video call window when opening other apps.||✔||✔|
|Accounts/Identity||Finds email accounts and automatically updates email addresses.||✔|
You can learn more about Android permissions on the Google Play Help page for download settings here, and you can learn about permissions for other device platforms and privacy issues by reading the Cisco Online Privacy Statement Summary here.
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