v1.1.1 (Jul 27, 2018)
Nov 14, 2015
Oct 1, 2018 (Retired)
Kosh Sergani (k0shk0sh)
Kosh Sergani (k0shk0sh)
Yuya Kaido (yuyakaido)
Markus Maga (Flydiverny)
Louis CAD (LouisCAD)
Allegraud Simon (Allsimon)
Rob de Rijk (robderijk)
Maor Hadad (maortestim)
Source code


Android Library to help you with your runtime Permissions.


Android M Watch it in action.
Pre M Watch it in action. Nexus 6 (M)

Nexus 7 (L)

Nexus 10 (L)



    compile 'com.github.k0shk0sh:PermissionHelper:1.1.0'




Ask Permissions in Style

Have you wondered what will give you a higher chance of letting the user accepts your permission?

The answer is simple: (Educating UI) that explains why you need to use that particular permission.

  • All you need to do is extending BasePermissionActivity.

    • By extending BasePermissionActivity you'll have control over (Features):
      • Permissions that being asked and their Explanation if its needed.
      • Each Screen Background color (DarkPrimaryColor of that background will be generated automatically).
      • Each Screen Image Resource.
      • Each Screen Title & Message.
      • Each Screen Title & Message Text Color.
      • Each Screen Title & Message Text Size.
      • Each Screen Text & Message FontType, yes you heard me right, each Screen can have their own FontType.
      • Each Screen Next, Previous & Request Buttons Icon Resources.
      • Your Own Theme.
      • Your Own Implementation of ViewPager.PageTransformer or use the default one.
      • You can defined for instance that a particular permission can't be skipped until the Explanation Dialog is showed.(follow example code below to know how).
      • BasePermissionActivity support Portrait & Landscape modes for both Mobile Phones & Tablets (as showing in above images).
      • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW Permission is being automatically handled if you ever pass it along other permissions ;) .
  • And Finally Let The Library Do The Job For You. in Style.


You still can use the library to explain why you used the permission in your app, the library will never try ask the permission if Android is smaller than M, it will just do like any Intro library does. as you can see in Nexus 7 & Nexus 10 screens running Android L, request button is hidden ;).

For Better Understanding, please have a look at the example code at SamplePagerActivity

Take Control.

Your Activity/Fragment/Presenter should implement OnPermissionCallback which in return will give you access to

    void onPermissionGranted(String[] permissionName);

    void onPermissionDeclined(String[] permissionName);

    void onPermissionPreGranted(String permissionsName);

    void onPermissionNeedExplanation(String permissionName);  
    void onPermissionReallyDeclined(String permissionName);//user has ticked don't show again and deny the permission

    void onNoPermissionNeeded(); // fallback to api < M

to request a permission all you have to do is:

  • Activity
     .setForceAccepting(false)// true if you had like force reshowing the permission dialog on Deny (not recommended)
  • Fragment
     .setForceAccepting(false)// true if you had like force reshowing the permission dialog on Deny (not recommended)

To request a permission without ask for explanation message even if the user press decline:

     .setSkipExplanation(true)// true if you don't want to show expalanation message

and finally in your `Activity/Fragment`



Extra Activity/Fragment

  • Depends on whether you using PermissionHelper or PermissionFragmentHelper you can call these methods
public static String declinedPermission(@NonNull Context/Fragment context, @NonNull String[])
public static String[] declinedPermissions(@NonNull Context/Fragment context, @NonNull String[] permissions)
public static boolean isPermissionGranted(@NonNull Context/Fragment context, @NonNull String permission)
public static boolean isPermissionDeclined(@NonNull Context/Fragment context, @NonNull String permission)
public static boolean isExplanationNeeded(@NonNull Activity/Fragment context, @NonNull String permissionName)
public static boolean permissionExists(@NonNull Context/Fragment context, @NonNull String permissionName)
public static boolean isPermissionPermanentlyDenied(@NonNull Activity/Fragment context, @NonNull String permission)
public static void openSettingsScreen(Context/Fragment context)//useful when we can't request for the permission due to user ticked don't show again.
public static boolean isSystemAlertGranted(@NonNull Context/Fragment context)// special case for SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission.

all of the above static methods you can still access them with PermissionHelper or PermissionFragmentHelper instance.

Why this library?

  • Its simple to use.
  • Its Unique, Customizable & read back first point.
  • You have two choices, do it your way through callbacks, or let the Library do it for you with your look & Feel.
  • Minimum API is 14, but it'll probably work in API 11 and above, just make sure you test it out.

If you're using this library drop me an email at to include in the list.


Android Support library v24.2.1

CirclePageIndicator by JakeWharton (integrated within the library).


Images used inside the demo are by Maximilian Keppeler

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) 2015 Kosh. Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license (see the LICENSE file).