Why does Brightmile need me to accept certain permissions?

Brightmile needs permissions for Location, physical activity to operate correctly on Android. Similarly, we need Location, Motion & Fitness and Notifications on iOS.

What happens when I first sign in?

Follow the step by step onboarding instructions and accept the permissions requested.
The Brightmile app requires the following permissions in order to function correctly:
Android
  • Location - Brightmile uses GPS data to detect driving trips and understand driving behaviour. This permission needs to be set to always so we can automatically detect trips. We do not use your GPS for anything other than detecting trips when you are driving!
  • Physical Activity - Brightmile uses the accelerometers on your phone to help automatically detect trips and understand driving behaviour.
  • Bluetooth - Brightmile uses nearby vehicle handsfree Bluetooth devices to help detect trips.
  • Popup Reminders - Brightmile uses 'display over other apps' permissions to use the full screen pop up reminder.
  • Run in the background - Brightmile needs to be able to run in the background to automatically detect trips.
iPhone
  • Location - Brightmile uses GPS data to be able to detect driving trips and understand driving behaviour. This permission needs to be set to always so we can automatically detect trips. We do not use your GPS for anything other than detecting trips when you are driving!
  • Background Location - Brightmile needs access to your location in the background to automatically detect trips and understand your behaviour.
  • Motion Activity - Brightmile uses the accelerometers on your phone to help detect trips and understand driving behaviour.
  • Notifications - Brightmile would like to use notifications to help you have the best experience with Brightmile. We promise to use them sparingly!
Note that rejecting any of these permissions will prevent you from signing up the Brightmile app.
Also note that disabling GPS/High accuracy location at any time will prevent Brightmile from detecting and analysing driving trips.