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Android RuntimePermissionsBasic Sample

This basic sample shows runtime permissions available in the Android M and above. It shows how to use the new runtime permissions API to check and request permissions through the support library.


Android M introduced runtime permissions. Applications targeting M and above need to request their permissions at runtime. This sample introduces the basic use of the runtime permissions API through the support library by verifying permissions (ActivityCompat#checkSelfPermission(Context, String)), requesting permissions (ActivityCompat#requestPermissions(Activity, String[], int)) and handling the permission request callback (ActivityCompat.OnRequestPermissionsResultCallback). An application can display additional context and justification for a permission after calling ActivityCompat#shouldShowRequestPermissionRationale#shouldShowRequestPermissionRationale(Activity, String).

See the "RuntimePermissions" sample for a more complete description and reference implementation.


  • Android SDK 25
  • Android Build Tools v25.0.2
  • Android Support Repository



Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.


If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue:

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see for more details.


Copyright 2016 The Android Open Source Project, Inc.

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