To facilitate a smooth, reassuring user experience, your UX should feature permissions screens that clearly outline how your app is accessing data used by Health Connect, and display data sources in a way that helps users understand how their data is being used.
How to request permissions
Whenever your app requests permissions, your UX should clearly articulate the data types that you are attempting to access:
New Health Connect users
Here are three examples of how your app could request permissions from new Health Connect users:
Promo card on your app's home screen
Option within your Settings menu
All other entry points are optional, but your app should always feature an option to request permissions within your Settings menu:
Integrated into your app's onboarding flow
Revoked and canceled permissions
Your app's "Settings" screen should offer users a simple way to revoke permissions to Health Connect data types:
If your app has insufficient Health Connect API access, users are presented with the following screen across all entry points:
Permissions canceled twice
If the user selects "Cancel" on the permissions request screen twice in a row, they are presented with the following screen across all entry points:
To build trust and offer reassurance, it's important to show users how your app obtains data. There are two ways to achieve this:
- Basic attribution
- Attribution with education
At a minimum, your user interface (UI) should display the app source icon and name (or only the app name if the icon can't be shown).
Basic attribution is suitable for the following screens:
- Activity log
- Activity details
Icon in the home screen
Icon and app name in the activity log
Attribution with education
You should make it easy for users to obtain information about where data originates from, with a direct link to the "App permissions" screen in Health Connect.
This type of attribution is suitable for the following screens:
- Activity details
- Reports and insights
Button in activity details screen
App bar icon or button in report screen
Link to Health Connect
Both of the preceding screens should link to an "About this data" screen that allows users to control which apps are accessing data via Health Connect.
You should inform users when a data sync is occurring, especially if the operation is likely to take a while to finish: