Why does the Deco Android App require location permission?

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Updated 07-14-2022 08:59:02 AM 2998
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Why does the Deco Android App require location permission?

During the setup of a Deco Mesh Wi-Fi system, the Deco App on Android may require access to the location settings on the Android phone being used to complete the installation. This is required by Android 6.0 or later versions. When a device running Android 6.0 or later initiates a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi scan in the background, the corresponding App must have access to the location settings for greater data protection. When you're adding a Deco unit through Deco App installed on your Android phone (Android 6.0 or later), the Deco App will search for the nearby Deco units via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi scans, permitted access to the device location will be required.

Do I need to enable the location permission all the time?

The location permission is used only during the setup process. Once you complete the setup, you can disable the location permission. However, if you want to add an additional Deco unit to your Deco network later, the App may ask for the permissions again.

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