What information we use and how we use it:
1. read phone status and identity
This permission allows Cobo Launcher to recognize an incoming call and to switch between the launcher interface and call interface.
2. read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
We do not save or upload your messages. We use this permission to read your text messages when you search messages in Cobo Launcher search bar.
3. take pictures and videos
Torch is a popular feature in Cobo Launcher that uses your device’s camera flashlight and requires camera permission. Cobo Launcher will not take photos and videos by itself.
4. approximate location (network-based)
This permission is used to display apps installed by anonymous surrounding users and to recommend popular apps based on users’ location in Cobo Launcher Radar. This information is untraceable.
5. read your contacts
Cobo Launcher does not save or upload your contacts. Permission to access contact information is used when you search contacts in Cobo Launcher search bar.
6. read calendar events plus confidential information
This information is used only in the Cobo Launcher wind chime feature to remind you of your latest calendar events. We do not save or upload any of your calendar information.
7. modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
This permission allows users to delete Cobo Launcher wallpaper stored on their SD card.
8. read the contents of your USB storage
This permission allows users to view Cobo Launcher wallpaper stored on their SD card.
9. set an alarm
This permission allows users to access the device's alarm through Cobo Launcher clock widget.
10. find accounts on the devices
Cobo Launcher does not recognize or save your account information for any programs. Cobo Launcher only detects whether users have a Google account linked with the device which helps us confirm the state of Google Service and provide users with appropriate application download and update methods.
11. read Google service configuration
This information is used to acquire advertising ID. Cobo Launcher provides users with better advertising service by using such anonymous ID.
12. change network connectivity
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher settings and notification toolbar, in order to change network connectivity.
13. connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher settings and notification toolbar in order to connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi.
14. full network access
This permission is used to access the device’s network for certain functions including receiving launcher update notifications or accessing app classification labels.
15. view network connections
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher settings and notification toolbar, in order to view network connections.
16. view Wi-Fi connections
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher settings and notification toolbar, in order to view Wi-Fi connections.
17. access Bluetooth settings
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher settings, in order to turn on and off the Bluetooth.
18. pair with Bluetooth devices
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher settings, in order to pair with Bluetooth devices.
19. close other apps
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher Boost in order to turn off the back-end apps and make the phone run faster.
20. retrieve running apps
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher Boost in order to view the running apps.
21. run as startup
Cobo Launcher will run as startup to provide users with a launcher service.
22. draw over other apps
This permission allows the Cobo Launcher FreeSwipe tab to be displayed as a floating window on other apps.
23. control vibration
This permission allows Cobo Launcher to make the phone vibrate once after users set the device on vibrate, confirming the setting has been turned on.
24. adjust your wallpaper size
This permission allows users to crop Cobo Launcher wallpaper to the desired size.
25. set wallpaper
This permission allows users to set a selected Cobo Launcher image as their wallpaper.
26. read sync settings
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher power’s save mode, and allows Cobo Launcher to recognize whether sync settings are turned on or off.
27. toggle sync on and off
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher power’s save mode, and allows Cobo Launcher to synchronize with the user's sync settings.
28. expand/collapse status bar
This permission is used for the gesture feature of Cobo Launcher to expand and collapse the status bar.
29. install shortcuts
This permission is used to install shortcuts on other launchers, so users can continue to use Cobo Launcher related functions.
30. measure app storage space
This permission is used to acquire the amount of storage space used by an application.
31. modify system settings
This permission is used in Cobo Launcher settings, in order to switch or adjust ringtone, vibration and brightness level of the screen.
32. read Home settings and shortcuts
This permission is used to acquire the user’s Home settings and shortcuts, in order to maintain user preferences.
33. uninstall shortcuts
This permission allows Cobo Launcher to delete the shortcuts created by Cobo Launcher in other Android launchers.
How we protect your information
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information from accidental loss and from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, please note that although we take reasonable measures to protect your information, no app, website, Internet transmission, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure.
How we share your information
We may retain third parties to perform services on our behalf and we may collaborate with third parties with respect to particular products or services. These third parties may be provided with access to the information needed to perform their functions, as long as they agree to keep the information confidential. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law, when we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a regulatory requirement, judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, or to protect the safety, rights, or property of our users, the public or Cobo Launcher.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.