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How to Change Permissions of an App in Windows 8 and 8.1

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This tutorial will show you how to turn available permissions of a Windows Store app on or off for your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Here's How:

1. Open an app (ex: Messaging) that you want to change the permissions of. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: For example, open the app from the Start or Apps screen.

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While the app is open, open the Charms bar, and click/tap on the Settings charm. (see screenshot below)

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At the top of the right pane, click/tap on Permissions. (see screenshot below)

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4. From here, you can move the sliders left or right to turn on or off the available permissions you want for the app. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The permissions available for a Metro app will vary from app to app.

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When finished, you could press the key to return to the Start screen if you like.

That's it,