I have Snapseed installed on my iPhone. I decided not to use it anymore so instead of uninstalling it I disabled the access to my photo library Settings -> Privacy -> Photos -> Snapseed -> Never Snapseed still has access to my photos though! There is the option to open photos from device (as it is been called in Snapseed) and I can still access my photos! I tried to re enable the access to my photo library and disable it again. The problem still occurs. Edit: I just realized that other apps like facetune have the same behavior. Despite the fact photo access is disabled they can still access my photo library by selection Open Photo in the app's interface. What is the point of all those privacy settings if apps have an indirect way to access my photos?