Is it safe to use contacts in iOS6?

Kukulcan

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Formerly I just ignored my contacts list as every app was able to get all the info stored there and I didn't want to risk my friend and family are spammed because I have them in my list.

I heard they would fix it in iOS6. Did they? Do I have to change any settings for preventing apps to read my contact list?
 

MonkeySee....

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Formerly I just ignored my contacts list as every app was able to get all the info stored there and I didn't want to risk my friend and family are spammed because I have them in my list.

I heard they would fix it in iOS6. Did they? Do I have to change any settings for preventing apps to read my contact list?
New apps will ask if its ok to access your contacts.
 

MonkeySee....

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Thanks, do I read this as "Old apps can still access my contacts without asking" or "It is fixed, no need to worry any longer"?
mmm I would have thought the update would have kicked in some authorization process? not sure though.

I restored.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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Thanks, do I read this as "Old apps can still access my contacts without asking" or "It is fixed, no need to worry any longer"?
Old apps will be prompted freshly since no choice is recorded for them.
 
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