Why does DJI Go 4 need to access nearly my entire device?

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  1. shegeek72

    shegeek72 Active Member

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    I'm installing the DJI Go 4 app on my Nexus 9 (Android) tablet and am wondering why it needs to access so many things on the device? I can understand wifi and location, but why phone, photos/media/files, camera, microphone, device ID & call information, etc. I'm wondering is someone in China monitoring my audio and camera? :rolleyes:
     
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  2. beachcombing

    beachcombing Well-Known Member

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    No one is monitoring your stuff.

    It needs access to those things so that it can save the cached video and audio.
     
  3. shegeek72

    shegeek72 Active Member

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    Makes sense. Thanks!
     
  4. suprPHREAK

    suprPHREAK Well-Known Member

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    When you are flying, the cached video is recording audio from your phone. Useful if you want to narrate your flight.
     
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  5. DameEdnaBrown

    DameEdnaBrown Active Member

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    You can bet on it
     
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    I was also under the impression that Go suspended phone calls while flying. Does anyone know for sure if this is correct? I had always that that was the reason it needed access to your phone.
     
  8. suprPHREAK

    suprPHREAK Well-Known Member

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    I think calls will still come through, but your caller won't take over the screen, so you can still safely fly.
     
  9. beachcombing

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    This is not correct. Phone calls are not suspended.
     
  10. Rtristani

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    Ah. Thank you for clarifying.