Managing app permissions

Learn more about Any.do's app permissions and how to enable/disable them

Updated over a week ago

Any.do offers a multitude of productivity features designed to make the most out of your day. In order to perform some of these actions, the app will require specific device permission to establish functionality.

Availability:

The following user-types can take advantage of this feature:

  • Personal users (free).

  • Premium users.

  • Family users.

  • Teams users.

The feature is available on both our mobile and web/desktop apps.


🛠️​ How does it work?

Any.do does not ask for any permissions that aren't strictly necessary for the app's functionality.

  • Permissions can be enabled straight from the app or from the device's Settings.

  • Permission can also be disabled at any given moment, should the user wish so.


📒 What permissions are required

Permission

Why we need it

Contacts

Uses contact information which is required for the Android Action Icons feature.

Location

Uses the device’s location which is required for use of location based reminders.

Other

Receive data from Internet. It is required for Any.do’s Cloud Sync functionality.

Device & App History

Allows the app to view one or more of: information about activity on the device, which apps are running, browsing history and bookmarks. This is required for upgrading to Any.do Premium and to work with Cal (our calendar app). Uses one or more of accounts on the device, profile data (Any.do does not have permission to access your browsing history and bookmarks).

Identity

Signing into Any.do will install your Any.do account on your device, this ensures that your data is synced to our servers and you can continue using Any.do without signing in every time you open the app. This permission is also required for signing in to Any.do with your Google Account. Any.do will never access your Google services (like Google Drive, etc..) and will only use this permission for signing in. Any.do uses Calendar information.

In-App Purchases

Allows the user to make purchases from within this app.

Microphone

Uses the device’s microphone(s) It is required for recording audio notes in the File Attachments screen. It is also used for adding tasks with voice input.

Photos/Media/Files

Uses one or more of: files on the device such as images, videos, or audio, the device’s external storage. It is required for File Attachments.

Wi-Fi Connection Information

Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and names of connected Wi-Fi devices. It is required for Any.do’s Cloud Sync.


🆗 To enable app permissions

📱 Android

  1. Open your device Settings.

  2. Navigate to "Apps and Notifications".

  3. Press "App info" and then "Any.do".

  4. Press "Permissions" and then enable permissions.

📱 iOS

  1. Open Any.do.

  2. Go to Settings.

  3. Select Permissions.

  4. Enable preferred permissions.

💻 Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Click to turn on Desktop Notifications.

  3. Make sure to allow pop ups from your browser, in order to receive the reminders.


ℹ️ To change/disable app permissions

📱 Android

  1. Open your device Settings.

  2. Navigate to "Apps and Notifications".

  3. Press "App info" and then "Any.do".

  4. Press "Permissions" and then modify permissions.

Note: These settings might differ slightly depending on your device and OS. You can alter the app permissions at any time, in order to remove the calendar integration, disable notifications and more.

📱 iOS:

  1. Open your device Settings.

  2. Press "Any.do"

  3. You can now view and alter Any.do's permissions.

You can alter the app permissions at any time, in order to remove the calendar integration, disable notifications and more.


💬 To enable/ disable Android pop up permissions

📱 Android

  1. Open your device Settings.

  2. Navigate to "Apps and Notifications".

  3. Select "Any.do".

  4. Enable/ disable "Display over other apps".

Note: Without this permission, the pop-up will only show when tapping on a reminder notification. Settings are available for Android 10+ and may vary slightly, depending on device type.


📅​ To enable/ disable desktop calendar permissions

💻 Web/ Windows/ Mac

  1. Go to Settings => Calendars.

  2. Enable the calendar integration.

To disable the integration:

  1. Go to Settings => Calendars.

  2. Locate your preferred calendar.

  3. Press “Disconnect”.

To disable the calendar permissions (rebooting the integration):

  1. From any desktop browser open this page.

  2. Then, simply remove Any.do's calendar permission

Make sure you are logged in with the correct calendar client's account you've linked Any.do with, in order to view the proper permission settings.

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