How to View App Permissions in Windows 10

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In recent builds of Windows 10, Microsoft made a change to app management. Now, it is easy to find any app's permissions, and grant or revoke them. Also, it possible to view them with just a right-click in the Start menu. Let's see how it works.

As you may already know, Settings is the main entry point when it comes to app permissions and options for any Store app. Under Privacy, you can configure access that apps get to various devices and data in the OS. These include Camera, Microphone, and so on.

Starting with Windows 10 Build 17063, Microsoft has simplified the process of permission management. Prior to this release, you had to use the the list of permissions, where you had to enable or disable a toggle switch for every app. This was not convenient and could take a lot of time.

The app's page in Settings now include all permissions that the app may need to work properly. There, you can grant or remove its permissions when required. The best thing is that now you can open this page directly from the Start menu for any app!

View App Permissions in Windows 10

Step 1: Right-click on the app's icon in the Start menu. It can be an app from the alphabetical list or a pinned tile on the right.

Step 2: Select More - App Settings.

Step 3: Under App permissions, you will see the list of permissions available for the app. Here, you can change them to what you want.

This is a really useful change for any user who is using Store apps in Windows 10.

As you can see, the app's page now includes a set of useful links like battery usage by app and default file associations. You are just one click away from changing them.

It is worth mentioning that there is an alternative way to access the same page from the Settings app. Here is how it can be done.

Open App Permissions Page in Settings

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Apps - Apps and Features.
  3. Find the desired app in the list on the right.
  4. Click on the app to select it and then click on Advanced options.
  5. The app's page will open, showing all its permissions and options.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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