For publishing a calling app, which permission required to select in Console?

Hi, friend today I was trying to publish an app, where on-click button calling appears, But the app was rejected by google because of permission issue, so any suggestion which option I should select before I selected Default Phone handler. Please follow the image.


READ_PHONE_STATE or Use activity starter to make calls

But the option is not available in the check list.

its default phone handler…

But why its rejected? I already try that. You can see in the image.

actually apps containing call or sms is not getting approved by play store, dont know why, but one of my app also rejected and not uploaded until i removed sms function form app

How to make a phone call using activity starter?

Bro but this option not available in play console you can see.


It’s because your app can not be set as Default Call & SMS handler app.


I’m using this without any prroblem or warning:


And this extension for direct calling the given number:!msg/mitappinventortest/N6B651gvxRw/Au--u1azCQAJ

And your app is on play store


Ofcourse yes, with 10k+ downloads already. (Published 1st release in April 2019)

I think this is OK because I ask permission at runtime as told Here:

Request prompts for dangerous permissions
Only dangerous permissions require user agreement. The way Android asks the user to grant dangerous permissions depends on the version of Android running on the user’s device, and the system version targeted by your app.

Thanks, everyone for your help. Now My app has been published successfully on Play store.

The download link is giving this message!
Malicious Website Alert
This site may have been hacked or contain malicious software. It can be dangerous to visit this page.

What did you do to get it?

Unfortunately, I have no copy of that extension. I’m using it in my app and don’t know if we can extract aix from project AIA.

If you are facing any issue related to publishing apps in play store with calling features then you must use this block, It’ll easily publish without any error. And no need to select any permission. Thanks to Mr. Boban.


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But that way it doesn’t turn on automatically. You still need to press the call button.
I need to make the call directly

Yes, it’s possible. Send me the aia, please.
Edit by Mod, use PM for it