SDK 21+ and Unity’s Scary Android Permissions¶
If you have recently updated Unity, or updated your
targetSdkVersion to 21 or greater, you may notice that your game is now asking for Android permissions that you never requested.
Make it Stop¶
The “make and manage phone calls” permission is the
READ_PHONE_STATE permission. This can be removed using the Android
tools XML namespace.
Add this to your
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" tools:node="remove" />
Make sure that the
<manifest> tag in your
The other permission is the
Can be suppressed by adding this to your
AndroidManifest.xml inside your main
<meta-data android:name="unityplayer.SkipPermissionsDialog" android:value="true" />
If your game does require this permission, you will need to request it later in order to use it.
We suggest only asking for permissions when the user initiates an action that would require the permission. If you need help with this, contact us.