In order to use RBC Mobile you must accept a list of permissions which will give you access to a range of services.
The following table lists the permissions, their descriptions and why access is required. Please note that the presentation of this list of permissions and which items appear will differ depending on your device model, platform and OS version.
|Permission||Why RBC Mobile Needs Access|
|SMS – Read your text messages (SMS or MMS), receive, send text messages (SMS).||Used to allow you to send and receive Interac e-Transfers via text message|
|Your Location – Approximate location (network-based), precise location (GPS and network-based)||Used by Google Maps for the Find Us service|
|Phone Calls – Directly call phone numbers, read phone status and identity||Used to enable click-to-call under Contact Us|
|Storage – Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage, read the contents of your USB storage||Used by Google Maps to cache map data|
|Camera – Access viewfinder||Used by ATM & branch locator for Augmented Reality services; used by Mobile Cheque Deposit feature|
|Network Communication – Full network access, view Wi-Fi connections, view network connections||Used for communication with RBC Mobile servers|
|Your Social Information – read call log, read your contacts||Used to add Interac e-Transfer recipients using your device contact list|
|Your Accounts – Find accounts on this device, read Google service configuration||Used by Google Maps for the Find a Location service|
|Device Access – Near Field Communication, prevent phone from sleeping, phone vibration||Used by RBC Wallet to perform point of sale transactions; vibration is used by RBC Alerts when push notifications are sent|
|Compass – Allow RBC Mobile to access compass to better locate your position and orientation.||Used by RBC Mobile to show nearby ATM and branch locations|
|Push Notifications – Display notifications||Used to receive RBC Alerts push notifications|
|Phone Access – Gives access to your phone's dialer||Allows you to initiate a direct call in 'Contact Us' without having to go through the phone menu and dial yourself|