Hi @DaveLorde ,
this may vary depending on the feature that you would like to use:
- Phone : Used to confirm your phone number for Samsung Health Together
- Location : Your location data is collected when you are using the exercises tracker and the steps tracker.
- Body Sensors : Used to measure heart rate, oxygen saturation, and stress.
- Storage : You can import/export your exercise data, save exercise photos, save/load food photos, and upload photos saved while receiving a telehealth service. (Available in some countries only)
- Contacts : Used to check if you're signed in to your Samsung account.
- Camera : When you add a friend using the Together feature, you can use the camera to scan a QR code, take photos of foods, recognize numbers on a blood glucose meter/blood pressure monitor. (Available in some countries only)
- Physical activity : Used to count your steps and detect workouts.
After the update, Samsung Health will require you to allow the permissions it needs to access the application.
However, after opening the Samsung Health application you can then go into your phone settings, apps and then tap on Samsung Health to turn off any permissions for the Samsung Health application.
Thank you for this topic. My mother always uses this Samsung Health just to count her steps. She is very very very very bad at technology and getting worse with each year. She asks everything about the phone to me everyday. But for this problem, even me, a IT graduate couldn't solve this problem. Thanks to the Samsung, "To use this feature, you need to allow permission in settings" message is not helpful to understand what we will do in the settings. And I didn't want to give "Phone Permisson" just because an unnecessary update to a step counter app. But thanks to this topic, I see Samsung forces us to give this permission. And then, I see Samsung also forces us to use two-step verification, just to use a step counter app. It is really thoughtless act to complicate this procedure. I know Samsung developers don't care, and won't be. But I still wanted to complain about this stupid update. Not everyone using Samsung Health is professional internet user, and these procedures could be (COULD BE) made easier for old people. But hey, it is Samsung after all...