Remove unnecessary permissions?

I figured out how to remove the permissions manually, in manifest.xml. Using APK Studio it’s possible to open the manifest.xml file and remove these permissions:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CONTACTS"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CALENDAR"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO"/>

Two questions:

  • can anyone see a disadvantage to manually removing these permissions from manifest.xml? (assuming of course that my app doesn’t use the above features of Thunkable)? Am I likely to break anything internally?

  • Is there any way to remove these permissions in the Thunkable IDE? If not, I’d humbly suggest that it would be a nice option… I would never install an app that asks for access to my contacts without good reason.