Since GCloud is a backup tool, it needs permissions to backup and restore your data.

Permission Why it is needed?
Your messages:

  • Read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • Edit your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • Send SMS messages
  • Receive text messages (SMS)
Because GCloud can backup and restore messages.
Network communication:

  • Full network access
  • View network connections
  • View Wi-Fi connections
  • Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • Receive data from Internet

Because:

  • GCloud needs your WiFi connection to upload and download your data during the backup and restore processes.
Phone calls:

  • Read phone status and identity
Because GCloud supports backing up and restoring the call logs.
System tools:

  • Read battery statistics
  • Modify system settings
  • Test access to protected storage
Because:

  • You can set GCloud to whether or not run the backup depending on the battery level.
Your social information:

  • Read your contacts
  • Modify your contacts
  • Read call log
  • Write call log
Because GCloud supports backing up and restoring the contacts and the call logs.
Your accounts:

  • Find accounts on the device
Because GCloud supports backing up and restoring contacts from different accounts (like Facebook, Google …etc).
Affects battery:

  • Prevent device from sleeping
If the app is open and running the backup, then it will not allow the device to go to sleep mode.