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Old September 24th 16, 03:42 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
Horace Algiers
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Default Do you turn off "location access" in all the apps that don't need it?

On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:03:05 -0700, Jeff Liebermann wrote:

There are also apps for managing permissions:
https://play.google.com/store/search?q=permissions%20manager&c=apps&hl=en


That list brings up something that always confused me about App Ops Starter
(com.schurich.android.tools.appopsstarter) reports on "course location,
fine location" as can be seen in "Email" and "Firefox" on the screenshot
below:
http://i.cubeupload.com/di3NN6.png

When I look at Firefox', it has a *switch* to turn off access location:
http://i.cubeupload.com/2uW611.png

But, when I look at Email, it does *not* have that switch:
http://i.cubeupload.com/GhyJRj.png

Can someone explain:
a. Why do both Email & Firefox say "fine location, course location" but
only Firefox can be turned off with App Ops Starter?

b. What is the *difference* between "fine location" and "course location"
anyway (with respect to location-access permissions)?