App Permissions

Apps you run on the Magic Leap platform may require access to certain information from your device to function properly or enable certain features. Some information is accessed automatically by all apps you launch on your device as it is required to help apps run. However, some apps may desire to access other optional information, and in these cases, they are required to ask your permission before they will be able to access such information. Magic Leap recommends that you review each app provider’s privacy policy to understand how your data is collected, used, and disclosed by the provider of that app as they may reserve the right to use data beyond the example use cases described in this article. Each app provider is required to provide a link to its privacy policy in the app’s description in Magic Leap World, as well as a summary of the permissions the app may request from you during use on your device.

Data Available to all Apps

Below are examples of the types of information that are automatically shared with apps. Access to certain of these types of information may be disabled by you through your device settings. If you do not wish to share information with an app provider, do not download apps from that provider.

Internet: Apps will be able to access the internet connection your device is using, however, Magic Leap’s platform is not designed to share any information about your connection such as SSID (Network Name) or BSSID (MAC Address).

Spatial Maps: Apps will be able to access the spatial map of your surroundings while the apps are running, including while in the background. Apps need this information to display within and interact with your environment.

Perception: Apps will be able to access your eye tracking data (including the direction of your gaze), hand positions, gestures, and Control positions. Some perception information, such as head position and eye tracking are accessible by all apps running, including while in the background. Apps use this information, for example, to understand when and how you are interacting with the apps.

Other: Apps will also be able to access other, less sensitive data and features, such as battery percentage, the ability to upload and download data in the background, digital rights management certificates, mechanisms to complete in-app purchases and media player integration information.

Data Available with Permissions

Below are examples of the types of information that require your permission for third-party apps to access. A third-party app is required to request access to this type of data before the app may access the information for the first time. If you wish to change which permissions you have granted a third-party app, you can do so through your device settings at any time.

Camera: Granting this permission allows an app to access the picture camera on your device for the purposes of capturing images and video, and for some limited computer vision processing use cases (such as a QR code or barcode reader or for purposes of overlaying filters on faces or objects).

Microphone: Granting this permission allows an app access to your device’s near field and far field microphones to capture audio streams.

Local Area Network: Granting this permission allows an app to access any Local Area Network to which you have connected your device.

Identity: Granting this permission allows an app to query certain Magic Leap profile information. You will be able to choose what attributes you expose to an application.

Location: Granting this permission allows an app to query your device’s geolocation.

Object Data: Granting this permission allows an app to query object data reflected in your spatial maps.

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