Google has announced that the auto-resetting permissions feature of Android 11, which restricts an app’s ability to access sensitive phone features such as storage or cameras if it hasn’t been opened in several months, is now extended to older devices in the future.
Remember that old mobile game you downloaded? Probably not. Android’s permissions auto-reset feature disables runtime permissions, which allow apps to access data or perform actions on your behalf. You can always re-enable permissions by re-opening the app or via the settings menu. Starting December 2021, this feature will be available on billions of devices running Android 6.0 or higher.Google says
How to reset app permissions Android in 2021
- Go to the Settings menu.
- Select Apps & Notifications from the drop-down menu (Apps).
- Select All applications from the drop-down menu (App manager or Manage apps).
- Now, select Reset app preferences from the three-dot menu that appears.
- Confirm the selection by clicking on it.
Reset app permissions for each app
- Long press on any app you are going to reset app permissions
- Now tap on apps and permissions
- Now, disallow all the permissions that the app has access too
This is how you can reset app permission on android. If you are looking to improve your app privacy, even more, you can install a privacy dashboard (Android) that helps you easily figure which apps are accessing your location, microphone and camera and more.
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