Android apps created with Expo "may request access to" everything

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 33.0.0
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): Android (possibly iOS as well, but I have so far only tested this on Android)

I released a small game to the Play Store which doesn’t require any permissions. As per the final note at I dutifully included “permissions”: [""] in my android object in app.json. The app was released to the Play Store but when users come to download it they first receive the following caveat:

Version 1.0.1 may request access to

• run foreground service
• This app can appear on top of other apps
• run at Startup
• have full network access
• view network connections
• prevent phone from sleeping
• Play Install Referrer API
• change your audio settings
• receive data from Internet

I’d like to make sure this misleading warning doesn’t appear in the Version 1.0.2 release. So far it has, understandably, discouraged downloads by numerous potential users. Would anyone happen to have some insight into this?

Hi! This is expected behavior, as it says in our docs:

To use ONLY the following minimum necessary permissions and none of the extras supported
     by Expo, set "permissions" to []. The minimum necessary permissions do not require a
     Privacy Policy when uploading to Google Play Store and are:

     • receive data from Internet
     • view network connections
     • full network access
     • change your audio settings
     • draw over other apps
     • prevent device from sleeping

Got it, thank you @charliecruzan

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