Advanced security system from Android 11 will appear on older devices starting from Android 6

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Last year, Google introduced a very useful feature on Android. It automatically resets permissions from apps that have not been used for several months. It originally appeared in Android 11, and now the search giant intends to add it to older smartphones with Google services running Android 6 and higher. According to the company, these are billions of Android devices released since 2015.

The tool is designed to protect privacy, it prevents access to certain data and functions of the smartphone for those applications that have not been used for a long time. Often, these apps are inactive, but still have access to contacts, camera, microphone, and storage. There is a high probability that the user simply forgets about it when he stops using them regularly.

According to Google, in December this year, this security feature will be automatically activated on older devices, but for applications incompatible with Android 11, it will need to be manually enabled. In addition, applications may ask for permission to disable this feature if they need to constantly run in the background. Its deployment will take place in stages and will be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

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