Why do I need album permissions for iOS 14?

For some reason, domestic Android phones cannot use the Android genuine software market Google Play Store, which means that the apps that Android users usually download are not handed over to Google for official testing. And the domestic App software market is still relatively messy after many years, and it is difficult to achieve uniformity. Each has its own application market. If some rogue apps are installed accidentally, they may secretly obtain your information in the background.

In the big data environment, there are endless cases of privacy and security issues . We may search for a certain product on Taobao, and overwhelming advertisements will follow; every time we swipe on social media, the content we watch will become more and more “tasteful.” In this era of big data, I prefer to believe in the privacy and security of the iPhone. On iOS 14, Apple has once again upgraded its privacy and security. This time Apple is concerned about the photo album App you often use .

Each user’s photo album may be the most private place. We will inevitably put various ID photos and bank card pictures in the album for use. In addition, various group photos with relatives and friends are also indispensable in the album. The photo itself will contain location information. Once stolen, your private information will be completely exposed.

Where is the change? 

Before iOS 14, when a third-party application requested permission to access your photo album, there were only two types of requests that were denied or allowed. This means that after the user clicks Allow, the App can access your complete photo library, which will include location and other metadata, so this approach does not guarantee absolute security.

And iOS 14 provides users with a third option, which is to allow the App to only obtain photos specified by the user. For other photos, the App does not have permission to obtain them.

How to do it 

Open a third-party app that requires album permissions for the first time

The system will automatically pop up a selection prompt: select photos for “select photos”, “allow access to all photos” and “not allow”.

Click “Select Photos” to filter the photos you want directly and by album.

Click “Finish”.

Compared with only allowing access to all photos, the process of filtering photos will naturally take more time, but it is a very valuable feature supplement for people who value privacy and security.

If you want to set up for each App individually, you can go to “Settings”-“Privacy”-“Album” and select the specified App to set up again.

Talk about feelings

In recent years, the gap between the Apple and Android camps has become smaller and smaller. This is an indisputable fact. But to me, privacy security is more important than these vague parameters. The closure of the system is helpful to resist the chaos in the current domestic Android market, so that I don’t need to worry about the phone being hijacked by various software, and the iPhone can be safely used by my parents.

Every time I browse Apple’s official website, I see that Apple regards “privacy” as one of its corporate values, and I am deeply impressed. Although some of the National Bank’s Android flagships have done a great job in some aspects, the first thing to do every time you open a new phone is to delete all kinds of third-party software. This experience is not good. These custom systems will also force users to allow various permissions, otherwise they cannot use the App. To me, this is obviously a bit “dominant”.

However, I am not totally denying all the National Bank Android phones, and there are some excellent products among them. However, the Android-based system and the iOS-based system are currently two different things.

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