Permissions

17 July 2024

ID 150051

For all features of apps, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android prompts the user for the required permissions. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android prompts for the mandatory permissions while completing the Setup Wizard, as well as after installation prior to using individual features of apps. It is impossible to install Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android without providing the mandatory permissions.

On certain devices (for example, Huawei, Meizu, and Xiaomi), you must manually add Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android to the list of apps that are started when the operating system starts in the device settings. If the app is not added to the list, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android stops performing all of its functions after the mobile device is restarted.

On devices running Android 11 or later, you must disable the Remove permissions if app isn't used system setting. Otherwise, after the app is not used for a few months, the system automatically resets the permissions that the user granted to the app.

There is no longer support for Call & Text Filter or SIM Watch in Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android Service Pack 4 Update 4 (Build 10.8.0.103). In this case, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android does not prompt the user for SMS Management permissions. To enable Call & Text Filter and all features of SIM Watch, you must use an earlier version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android.

Permissions requested by Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android

Permission

App function

Phone (for Android 5.0 – 9.X)

Connect to Kaspersky Security Center (device ID)

Storage (mandatory)

Anti-Virus

Access to manage all files (for Android 11 or later)

Anti-Virus

Nearby Bluetooth devices (for Android 12 or later)

Restrict use of Bluetooth

Notifications (for Android 13)

Notify the user about security issues and app events

Allow running in the background (for Android 12 or later)

Ensure continuous operation of the app. If permission is not granted, the app may be unloaded from memory and unable to restart.

Device administrator (mandatory)

 

Anti-Theft – lock the device (only for Android 5.0 – 6.X)

Anti-Theft – take a mugshot with frontal camera

Anti-Theft – sound an alarm

Anti-Theft – full reset

Password protection

App removal protection

Install security certificate

App Control

Manage KNOX (only for Samsung devices)

Configure Wi-Fi

Configure Exchange ActiveSync

Restrict use of the camera, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi

Camera

Anti-Theft – take a mugshot with frontal camera

On devices running Android 11.0 or later, the user must grant the "While using the app" permission when prompted.

Location

Anti-Theft – locate device

On devices running Android 10.0 or later, the user must grant the "All the time" permission when prompted.

Accessibility

Anti-Theft – lock the device (only for Android 7.0 or later)

Web Protection

App Control

App removal protection (only for Android 7.0 or later)

Display of warnings of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android (only for Android 10.0 or later)

Restrict use of the camera (only for Android 11 or later)

Display pop-up window (for some Xiaomi devices)

Web Protection

Display pop-up windows while running in the background (for some Xiaomi devices)

Web Protection

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