Google to Auto-Reset Unused Android App Permissions for Billions of Devices


Auto-Reset Unused Android App Permissions

Google on Friday said it’s bringing an Android 11 feature that auto-resets permissions granted to apps that haven’t been used in months, to devices running Android versions 6 and above.

The expansion is expected to go live later this year in December 2021 and enabled on Android phones with Google Play services running Android 6.0 (API level 23) or higher, which the company said should cover “billions more devices.” Google officially released Android 6.0 Marshmallow on October 5, 2015.

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