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GIHOME APP Permissions Explained
Date: 2018-03-01   Visit: 21

GIHOME APP Permissions Explained


When installing GIHOME app on your phone or update a new version, it requires certain permissions in order to function on your phone. For example, the app might need to use your phones camera, or track your location. You can view and manage the permissions and choose which one to grant. You might worry about your privacy and data and hence deny some permissions, which may affect normal usage of some functions. So it is very important to learn about these permissions. Below well introduce you all the permissions GIHOME app asks for. Please note that once you have denied these permissions, related functions will not work.


1.   Get location info: Helps to auto-search and add devices via WLAN. Allowing this permission, the App just reads your WLAN info,it doesn't read or obtain your location. Permission notification is shown as below

2. Refusing the permission

The app is unable to auto-search and add devices.

Many users complain that they are failed to add the products to GIHOME. The reason is that most of them have denied this permission.


3.   Android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO : Record audio for audio related products, such as smart camera.Permission notification is shown as below

Refusing the permission, the app:

Unable to speak on supported camera



3.Android.permission.CAMERA:Scan QR code to read the user manual of GIHOMEsupported products. Permission notification is showed as below:

By allowing this permission, the app can:

Scan QR code to read the user manual of GIHOMEsupported products

Scan the QR code on GPRS/GSM and Bluetooth device for pairing


Refusing the permission

The app is unable to scan the user guide QR codes

The app is unable to scan the OR code on GSM/GPRS device, Bluetooth device for pairing


4.Android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE :Push functions need to be read.

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