General Is It Alright To Turn On Facebook Integration?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by JPM42, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. JPM42 macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    After purchasing my new iPad, the thoughts of turning on Facebook integration has crossed my mind. It was previously a thought inconceivable, due to privacy concerns, but the convenience of sharing articles and other links is appealing.

    As of right now, I use the app on my iOS devices. Therefore, I am wondering whether, by turning on the integration in iOS 6, whether Facebook would get access to more information than what they already pull in the app. I would turn off their ability to get access to contacts, photos, and the like, so by doing that, would they essentially only have access to what they already get from using the app?

  2. TonyC28 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2009
    Just don't do the contact thing. Otherwise it's harmless. If the app was accessing stuff it shouldn't there would be a million posts on here about it.
  3. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    The only reason I haven't enabled it is I don't want all 350+ of my facebook friends being put into my contacts app. If there's a way that can be avoided, I'll do it.
  4. JPM42 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    Thanks. I just wanted to double check that they weren't pulling anything sneaky and not getting any more access to things than they should.


    Since I have my contacts and calendars in iCloud, I turned off my contacts and calendars, then signed into Facebook, that way if they tried pulling anything, there would be nothing there. Then I flipped the contacts/calendar settings to off, then I turned back on my contacts and calendars. Everything seems O.K., so far.

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