<uses-permission-sdk-23 android:name="string" android:maxSdkVersion="integer" />
- Contained in:
Specifies that an app wants a particular permission, but only if the app is
installed on a device running Android 6.0 (API
level 23) or higher. If the device
is running API level 22 or lower, the app does not have the specified
This element is useful when you update an app to include a new feature that requires an additional permission. If a user updates an app on a device that is running API level 22 or lower, the system prompts the user at install time to grant all new permissions that are declared in that update. If a new feature is minor enough, you may prefer to disable the feature altogether on those devices, so the user does not have to grant additional permissions to update the app. By using the
<uses-permission-sdk-23>element instead of
<uses-permission>, you can request the permission only if the app is running on platforms that support the runtime permissions model, in which the user grants permissions to the app while it is running.
For more information on permissions, see the Permissions section in the introduction and the separate System Permissions API guide. A list of permissions defined by the base platform is available at
The name of the permission. This permission can be defined by the
app with the
<permission>element, it can be a permission defined by another app, or it can be one of the standard system permissions, such as
- The highest API level at which this permission should be granted to your app. If the app is installed on a device with a later API level, the app is not granted the permission and cannot use any related functionality.
- introduced in:
- API Level 23
- see also:
Content and code samples on this page are subject to the licenses described in the Content License. Java is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.
Last updated 2019-12-27.