Alexis Le Compte Alexis Le Compte - 1 year ago 140
Android Question

Programmatically retrieve permissions from manifest.xml in android

I have to programmatically retrieve permissions from the manifest.xml of an android application and I don't know how to do it.

I read the post here but I am not entirely satisfied by the answers.
I guess there should be a class in the android API which would allow to retrieve information from the manifest.

Thank you.

Answer Source

You can use this method:

//for example, permission can be "android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"
public boolean hasPermission(String permission) 
    try {
        PackageInfo info = getPackageManager().getPackageInfo(context.getPackageName(), PackageManager.GET_PERMISSIONS);
        if (info.requestedPermissions != null) {
            for (String p : info.requestedPermissions) {
                if (p.equals(permission)) {
                    return true;
    } catch (Exception e) {
    return false;
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