iOS10 Crash - New Privacy Permission Settings and Descriptions
Oct 4, 2016
So we were getting crashes on development build when our app tries to ask user for camera permission on iOS10. It hasn’t happened on iOS9, and we didn’t know what went wrong. Setting up exception breakpoint on throw and catch doesn’t help either. Apple should really give us more clue on this. I was stuck for a while.
Until my team mate said that it might be the new privacy settings.
Lo and behold, he is right, turns out there are heaps of new privacy permission request description that we have to add now. Prior to iOS10, only location permission was required. The full list are:
NSBluetoothPeripheralUsageDescription NSCalendarsUsageDescription NSVoIPUsageDescription NSCameraUsageDescription NSContactsUsageDescription NSHealthShareUsageDescription NSHealthUpdateUsageDescription NSHomeKitUsageDescription NSLocationUsageDescription NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription NSAppleMusicUsageDescription NSMicrophoneUsageDescription NSMotionUsageDescription NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription NSRemindersUsageDescription NSSpeechRecognitionUsageDescription NSSiriUsageDescription NSVideoSubscriberAccountUsageDescription
In the case of our app, adding
info.plistfix the crashes and display a description message under the
App would like to access your camerasystem alert.