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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-24-2010
My Device: Q10

Security Settings / Access to Documents and E-mails

I would like to have more than one ringtone(!) on my Q10; however, when I try to add any of the ringtone apps, I am asked to give the app access to my documents(!) and e-mails(!).  While I can understand the need for the app to have access to a sender's e-mail address (if I wanted to get notifications when a certain person sends an e-mail), I don't understand the need for the app to see documents and/or the body of e-mails.  Thoughts?  

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Posts: 19,368
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.1.2582; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Security Settings / Access to Documents and E-mails

Because the app needs access to the file system to look for ring tone files. It's normal. It likely wants access to emails to look for ring tones in emails and messages. If it's from a reputable developer on BB World it's safe.
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