3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2012 1:02 PM by JoshuaOfMI

    Why does Photoshop Touch for Android want permission to disable my keylock?

    JoshuaOfMI

      Yesterday I was notified by my Android tablet that there was a manual update available for Photoshop Touch. Usually I install such updates immediately, but this one gave me pause. Among the new permissions the app was requesting was this one:

       

      DISABLE KEYLOCK

      Allows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. A legitimate example of this is the phone disabling the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enabling the keylock when the call is finished.

       

      This makes me nervous, to say the very least. Under normal circumstances I would never ever install an app that requested this permission. However, since this is an app I've been using for a while from a big company like Adobe, I'm willing to consider it. But I'd like an explanation - why is this permission needed?