New Privacy Controls Android 12

 You will have more control on your privacy   


 Google revealed the final version of Android 12 and its features at I/O 2021. Those improvements will be made available to testers in the coming months, with Beta 2 featuring Android 12's Privacy panel as well as enhanced camera and microphone options.


The Privacy dashboard, which you can access through Settings, provides a "simple and clear historical display of the previous 24 hour accesses to location, microphone, and camera." Users who wanted to know what data apps were accessing prompted Google to enable it. As a result, through a new permissions API, developers will be able to "share more context" about their own application's usage.


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The new microphone and camera indications in the top-right area of your screen will be another noticeable change. When you launch the camera app, for example, you'll see symbols for both sensors in the top-right area. After a few seconds, the pill shrinks to a dot.


Privacy dashboard

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New toggles in Quick Settings allow you to rapidly disable app access to the microphone and/or camera. Finally, Android 12 will send a read notification to users whenever an app uses their clipboard. This is expressed as a toast message.


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These four privacy changes will be accessible in Android 12 Beta 2, which is expected to ship next month, according to Google. Meanwhile, this week's update introduces "Approximate" location access, which allows users to limit an app's knowledge of their general (rather than "Precise") location. There's also app hibernation and neighbouring device permission.

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