What permissions do you need for Android?

  • R/W external storage – this is needed to access attachment files and to save attachment.
  • Contacts – to access email addresses of contacts on your existing phone.
  • Account – this is used for adding phone accounts (e.g., gmail) to Spike.
  • Camera – take photos/ existing photos for attachments and video for video chat (optional).
  • Microphone – add voice attachments and for audio/video chats (optional).
  • Bluetooth – needed for video chat (optional).
  • Audio setting – needed for video chat (optional).
  • Location – for sharing location attachment (optional).
  • Vibrate – for notification vibration.


We hope this was helpful!
If you go through these steps and still have trouble, shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to help 😎

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