October 12, 2023
For Kaspersky Who Calls to work correctly, the app requires the following permissions:
For the Caller ID feature to work, and to display information about phone numbers from your call log in the app.
To look up a phone number in your contact list and display contact info if the number is saved.
This permission is required if you turn on trace file recording in the app settings.
- View network connections, Full network access, View Wi-Fi connections, Receive data from the Internet
To check for phone numbers in online databases and add phone numbers to the spam database.
- Permission to draw over other apps
This permission is required for the Caller ID feature to work, and for the app to show alerts about dangerous links in SMS messages.
- Adding Kaspersky Who Calls to battery saving exclusions
This permission is needed for Kaspersky Who Calls to work consistently.
To look for dangerous, fake, and advertising links in SMS messages.
- Permission for Kaspersky Who Calls to be set as the default phone app
On devices running Android 7-9, you can set Kaspersky Who Calls to be the default app for processing calls.
This permission is required to allow spam calls to be instantly blocked, preventing them from going through and ever bothering you. Kaspersky Who Calls uses your system call app to do this. If you have previously downloaded any other phone app to process calls, your device's phone app will be reset to the default app when you grant Kaspersky Who Calls this permission.
- Caller ID and protection from spam
You can set Kaspersky Who Calls to be the default app for both caller ID and protection from spam.
This permission is required if you are using a device running Android 10 or higher. We recommend you to grant Kaspersky Who Calls this permission.
- Show notifications
To display information about app status.
This permission is required if you are using a device running Android 13.
Permission names may vary in different versions of the Android operating system.
If you haven't granted the permissions required for Kaspersky Who Calls to work properly, the app will display a warning in the Calls section.