How to Find Out Which iPhone 5 Apps Have Access to Photos

Many of the apps on your iPhone will need access to some of your information to work properly.

A navigation app might need access to your location, while a social media app might need access to your contacts.

But some of your apps will want access to your pictures, which they might not actually need.

Our tutorial will show you how to find out which iPhone 5 apps have access to Photos so that you can revoke those permissions if you need to.

How to Check iPhone App Photos Access

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Privacy & Security.
  3. Choose Photos.
  4. Keep or change photo access for the apps listed here.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to find out which iPhone 5 apps have access to Photos, including pictures of these steps.

A lot of the apps that you download to your iPhone 5 can interact with other apps on your device, such as the camera or calendar.

Over time you may discover that you have granted access to some of these features for many different apps, and you want to see which ones can access your photos.

Fortunately, you can visit your Privacy menu and view which iPhone 5 apps have access to your photos. If there are some that you do not want to grant access to, you will be able to change or remove their access.

How to View the Apps on Your iPhone 5 That Can Access Photos (Guide with Pictures)

The steps below will show you how to see the list of apps on your device that can access your photos.

You will also be able to turn off access to any of these apps if you so choose. Note that this can affect the way that the modified app performs on your iPhone 5.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon on your Home screen.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Privacy option.

open the privacy menu

Step 3: Select the Photos option.

select the photos option

Step 4: The apps on this screen are the ones with access to your photos. You can touch the button to the right of an app to remove access to your photos.

apps with access to photos

Now that you know how to find out which iPhone 5 apps have access to Photos, you can periodically check this menu to make sure that there aren’t any apps here that don’t need these permissions to access your pictures.

Do you need to know if your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network? Read here to learn how you can tell the difference.

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