MyPermissions for iPhone helps you stay on top of what apps have access to your accounts

MyPermissions for iPhone helps you stay on top of what apps have access to your accounts

MyPermissions for iPhone is a security app thats sole purpose it to scan and make you aware of what apps and sources have access to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox, and other service and account types. If you haven't checked your app permissions lately, MyPermissions is a super easy way to find out and clean up who has access to your stuff.

Upon launching MyPermissions you are asked to choose what network or account type you'd like to scan first. Your choices are currently Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google, and Flickr. Just choose your account type and grant MyPermissions access to it by signing in.

Basically MyPermissions is just logging into your account and bring up the respective pages for where you manage app permissions for each service. It may seem simple but for folks that don't often check these kinds of things, it's invaluable. I know I'm guilty of forgetting to check permissions as often as I should simply because it's time consuming and quite honestly, a pain.

The only issue I discovered with MyPermissions is that it doesn't seem to recognize Dropbox app permissions, unless this is just a glitch I'm experiencing. It frequently says I have zero apps accessing my Dropbox but when the page loads, there certainly are some there. If you've linked up Dropbox, let me know if you've had this issue as well.

Considering MyPermissions is available for free, anyone with an iPhone has no excuse to not stay on type of their privacy and security when it comes to app permissions.

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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Xytal says:

My only worry is now I'm giving another app access to view my apps that have access.

Man that's really recursive.

Either way, I am interested in trying this, I'll just need to check it out a little bit more; can't be to careful now-a-days.

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Heckface says:

Holy smokes, Allyson. You have just a few more apps than I do. 156 with access to Facebook? Will try it out shortly and test out Dropbox.

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Heckface says:

Huh. It showed no apps with access to Dropbox but neither do my settings. I know Boxer has access but it doesn't show.

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Becjr says:

This sounds great, but one of the first thoughts I had while reading the article, just as Xytal obviously did, is now I'm complicating the point if security by giving access to yet another app/entity. The fact that the app is free makes it even more suspicious to me... Who [cough-NSA] really made this app?
Does this app report back to someone or is it localized to my device?

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gen_claire says:

with a bit of digging through Google, you can find out that MyPermissions is actually a start-up based in Israel... don't think they'd ever work with the NSA, fortunately!

Becjr says:

The mobile version of their web site doesn't seem to offer much information about their product and services.

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sir17reeder says:

Well the only problem with this is that wouldn't it give them access as well?

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gen_claire says:

they don't actually keep your passwords or anything, since you log into your account through basically an in-app browser (you log in to each individual service directly, just the browser is framed in a different screen).

abaggy says:

I have the same security concerns too. Giving it a shot with just my twitter account.

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News_Dr2521 says:

Glad to see this is a free app. I have recently pruned my iPhone of seldom used apps, so I am aware of all permissions. For some though, this could be an invaluable service to help keep track of things.

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Donna Green-Wiedeman says:

Not going to get app but this is a great reminder to go check on my own.

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zdn1042 says:

Great find. This is certainly perfect to those who don't have the time to scan their accounts one-by-one manually or to those unfamiliar with how to do it. I'll give this a try on my Twitter account.

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asuperstarr says:

This is a cool app. Thanks for the review!

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acondax says:

That's actually so useful. It's crazy how many sites and apps have access and it's hard to keep track sometimes. Great find!

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Adrian Liu says:

This will come in really handy for me. Apps accessing Facebook need to be monitored. I read an article about weird permissions glitches in Facebook.

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MsLoveTech says:

Woooo for real o thats what I'm talking about thanks iMore

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BeyondtheTech says:

This is very cool. Downloading now and will give it a thorough runthrough.

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