Last updated Feb 11, 2021

How to reset app privacy permissions on macOS

Guide

Heads-up: make sure System Integrity Protection (SIP) is enabled using csrutil status.

Heads-up: available privacy permissions are Accessibility, AddressBook, All, AppleEvents, Calendar, Camera, ContactsFull, ContactsLimited, Facebook, FileProviderDomain, FileProviderPresence, LinkedIn, Liverpool, Location, MediaLibrary, Microphone, Motion, Photos, PhotosAdd, PostEvent, Reminders, ScreenCapture, ShareKit, SinaWeibo, Siri, SpeechRecognition, SystemPolicyAllFiles, SystemPolicyDesktopFolder, SystemPolicyDeveloperFiles, SystemPolicyDocumentsFolder, SystemPolicyNetworkVolumes, SystemPolicyRemovableVolumes, SystemPolicySysAdminFiles, SystemPolicyDownloadsFolder, TencentWeibo, Twitter, Ubiquity, Willow.

Heads-up: “Location Services” is handled differently so tccutil has no effect.

Reset single privacy permission for single app

$ mdls -name kMDItemCFBundleIdentifier -r /Applications/Signal.app
org.whispersystems.signal-desktop

$ tccutil reset Camera org.whispersystems.signal-desktop
Successfully reset Camera approval status for org.whispersystems.signal-desktop

Successfully reset Camera approval status for org.whispersystems.signal-desktop

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Reset single privacy permission for all apps

$ tccutil reset Camera
Successfully reset Camera

Successfully reset Camera

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Reset all privacy permissions for all apps

$ tccutil reset All
Successfully reset All

Successfully reset All

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