I work at a small start up. At times I am asked to download their mobile app for testing purposes. The end users of this app usually are delivery / riders who use it for pickup and drop up purposes.
Now there is nothing wrong with the app, I just don't feel comfortable giving an "always on" location permission and the "tracking" (iOS) to an app that I will just be using once or twice a month. When asked about why the "tracking" feature needs to be enabled and what data it collects, I was told (non verbatim) "Tracking in iOS is used for high accuracy location info" which kinda seemed dodgy as I would expect any and all location info to be under the "location settings" and not tracking. This is a software industry that builds this app, so this can not simply be a case where an individual is simply not aware of the tech being used.
So the question, should I go ahead and tell that I do not feel comfortable giving an app on my personal phone (not work issued) said permissions? Should I go on and ask my query to higher level tech / team leads on how tracking is used?
Or is it part of my work and hence I am liable to have said app? No contract / NDA I signed specifically said having this app is a part of the job.
EDIT : I should have mentioned this earlier but looking at @joeqwerty's suggestions, I did also ask for alternatives, if a web / desktop app was offered (I have no issues giving tracking permissions to my work laptop), but none were offered.