I will not authorize Samsung Health to Manage my Phone Calls so now I'm Locked out of my Samsung Health App! I want the money for my watch back! What a looser company. I've been using samsung phones and tablets for years. Just switched from Fitbit Watch to Samsung. I'm done with Samsung...absolute rubbish!
- If Samsung won't back down on the mandatory access to Contacts and Phone, I'm deleting the app. It's a hard NO for me. It's ruining my appreciation for samsung products. It's INTRUSIVE
I will not allow Samsung Health access to manage my phone calls. I use several apps and managing my phone calls is not required. I use Samsung Health daily and it has been very important part of my workout routines. I’m so disappointed. I’ve been a Samsung user for many years - phones, Watch Active, Tablet, TVs. This is a show stopper for me. I just purchased the Galaxy S20+ ten months ago, and I’m now seriously considering switching to the new iPhone 12, and Apple Watch. If Samsung decides not to correct the issue of managing phone calls, I will be moving on. For those who don’t think this is not a big deal, go to the Google Play store and read all the recent reviews, all of the “1 star” reviews are related to the recent update which requires managing phone calls.
Kindly be informed that Samsung Health now requires phone permission to provide the better service experience.
Please understand that the permission is needed to verify the unique device identifier for Together feature and is not used in other purposes.
Phone permission of Samsung Health is not asking for an actual phone call or not browsing call history
Samsung Health delivers the service based on Samsung Account and now requires 2 step verification to beef up the security of Samsung Account.
The verification process will complete to enter ID and Password, log in, add phone numbers, receive and enter the code.
Please understand that Samsung Health works properly after finishing the process.
Kindly be aware Samsung Health has not needed this permission all the years I've been using it.
Please understand it still does not need access.
It is requesting permission to "make and manage phone calls", so you saying it is not asking for this is irrelevant. They want access to information that is completely irrelevant to cou ting my steps.
There are other methods of 2 step verification that do not invade privacy. If it comes down to forcing unnecessary permissions to use an app I'll drop the app like a bad habit. For now it is working without the permission. If that changes I'll remove it in a heartbeat.