Explanation of the Discovery app permissions

You will need to agree the permissions of the Discovery app for the app to work. We understand that your information is important to you and that you may be anxious about accepting the permissions. Your privacy and the security around your information is just as important to us and therefore we want to make sure you understand how these permissions will be in use.

Directly call phone numbers / read phone status and identity
(this may cost you money)

The Discovery app gives you immediate access to handy phone numbers. The app will confirm with you before dialling a number.

Take pictures and videos

The Discovery app requires this permission for you to submit a medical scheme or car insurance claim, or a medicine prescription. You can also update your photos on your digital cards.

Approximate location / precise location

The Discovery app uses your location to find partners near you.

Modify your contacts

Whenever we show you a phone number in the Discovery app, we will provide you with the option to save that number to your contacts.

Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage / read the contents of you usb storage.

This feature allows you to save document such as your tax certificates, travel documents and policy information onto your mobile device.

Find accounts on the device/ read google service configuration

We will use this feature to send you push notifications in the Discovery app.

Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi / full network access / receive data from Internet / view network connections / view Wi-Fi Connections

This allows you to find and connect to AlwaysOn Wi-Fi hotspots (available on certain plan types).

Retrieve running apps

This allows us to check whether you have already downloaded any other Discovery and partner apps. For example, the Discovery Insure driving app and Uber.

Prevent phone from sleeping

The Discovery app requires this permission to make real-time updates to your cards, fitness activity tracking and so on.

Microphone access

We will use this feature to record your voice to use it as your password. This is currently in a beta phase to a select number of users. Once fully tested we will prompt you to opt into this feature.


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