Go to Settings > Teams to check the iOS permissions you've granted the app. For Siri permissions, go to Settings > Teams > Siri & Search.

Here is a partial list of the permissions Webex Teams uses:

  • Calendars: Allows the app to read, add, or remove calendar events stored on your device.

  • Photos: Requests permission only when you try to share photos in a space.

  • Microphone: Allows you to make calls and connect with Webex Teams room devices. The app only records sounds to transmit them but doesn't store them.

  • Camera: Lets you make video calls, take photos, and share them in spaces.

  • Notifications: Sends messages and calls from Webex Teams even when the app is closed and your screen is locked.

  • Background App Refresh: Updates data while the app is running in the background.

  • Siri & Search: Allows you to make Webex Teams calls using Siri.

You can read more about permissions for other device platforms and other privacy issues here.

When changing permissions for Webex Teams, go to Settings > Apps, Applications, or Applications Manager > Webex Teams > Permissions.


For Android 6.x or later, when you deny the app permissions on your device, you can still change the permissions individually.

This table shows the difference between permissions required for Android 7.x and earlier operating systems:

Setting

Purpose

Android 7.x and 6.x

Earlier OS

Accounts/Identity

Finds email accounts and automatically updates email addresses.

Apps that appear on top or Draw over apps

Minimizes the app's video call window when opening other apps.

Calendar

Allows the app to read, add, or remove calendar events stored on your device.

Camera

Lets you make video calls, take photos, and share them in spaces.

Contacts

Lets the app show your contacts when adding people to a space. Your contact list is not sent to our servers.

Phone or Device ID and call information

This permission gives us access to your phone number, and lets us know what kind of cellular network you're connected to (3G or 4G, for example) to improve call performance.

Microphone

Allows you to make calls and connect with Cisco Webex room devices. The app doesn't use the microphone to record anything.

Notifications

Sends messages and calls from Webex Teams even when the app is closed and your screen is locked.

Storage Provides storage read and write permissions, allows you to upload content into spaces, and stores content on your device for faster performance. Doesn't modify or delete existing files or photos on your device.

Location

Lets the app access your location.

You can learn more about Android permissions on the Google Play Help page for download settings here. Learn about permissions for other device platforms and privacy issues by reading the Cisco Online Privacy Statement Summary here.