China Mobile App Statistics 2023
Last update: 28 Sep 2023 CET
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What Are the Most Common App Permissions Used by Chinese Mobile Apps?

The following shows the top 10 most common app permissions used by Chinese mobile Apps on Google PlayGoogle Play.

  • 1st

    Internet Access

    android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps.

    100%
    Number of Apps
    16.95k+
    100%

    This permission is not required for internet connection however, as the mobile browser provides all apps with the ability to send data to the internet. 100% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Internet Access permission.

  • 2nd

    Network Information Access

    The android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission can be leveraged by app developers to enable their apps to view information about network connections.

    100%
    Number of Apps
    16.40k+
    100%

    This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 100% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Network Information Access permission.

  • 3rd

    Phone Sleep Mode Preventation

    android.permission.WAKE_LOCK gives apps the ability to prevent the phone they are running on from going into sleep mode.

    100%
    Number of Apps
    13.26k+
    100%

    This is good for apps, like YouTube, that get extended periods of engagement that do not necessarily require the user to touch the screen or otherwise interact physically with the device. 100% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission.

  • 4th

    Wifi Information Access

    App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking.

    100%
    Number of Apps
    10.99k+
    100%

    This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 100% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission.

  • 5th

    Write External Storage

    android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE makes it possible for app developers to enable their apps to modify or delete the contents of users’ SD cards.

    99%
    Number of Apps
    9.99k+
    99%

    99% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Write External Storage permission.

  • 6th

    Install Referrer

    Apps often advertise other apps. By leveraging com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE apps can make sure that installs of other apps launched via their ads are properly attributed.

    82%
    Number of Apps
    8.27k+
    82%

    82% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Install Referrer permission.

  • 7th

    android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE

    81%
    Number of Apps
    8.15k+
    81%

    81% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE permission.

  • 8th

    Read External Storage

    The android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission allows app developers to enable their apps to read the contents of user SD cards.

    77%
    Number of Apps
    7.74k+
    77%

    77% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Read External Storage permission.

  • 9th

    Vibration

    android.permission.VIBRATE makes it possible for app builders to give their apps control over the vibrating function of the devices they are running on.

    75%
    Number of Apps
    7.59k+
    75%

    75% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Vibration permission.

  • 10th

    Billing

    The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications.

    71%
    Number of Apps
    7.19k+
    71%

    71% of the apps from Chinese publishers use the Billing permission.

This chart provides a near real-time ranking of the 10 most common app permissions used by Chinese mobile Apps on Google PlayGoogle Play.

Currently, Internet Access is the most common, followed by Network Information Access, Phone Sleep Mode Preventation, Wifi Information Access, and Write External Storage.

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