Monday, September 28, 2020


You should know Android 11 Privacy and Security Features


You may already have Android 11 up and running on your phone. if not, then it will be rolling out to your handset in the few weeks and months ahead.

As with most important Android updates, security and primitiveness points get lots of attention, and there are now extra built-in equipment and selections than ever to preserve you and your smartphone protected from hackers and data lakes.

Below are some points that need your attentions.

One-Time Permissions

You're already aware with the process of providing apps permission to parts of your phone for example, microphone and camera, but with Android 11 there's a new setting to be aware of: a one-time permission that means an app can use your camera (or microphone or location) for now, but it need to ask again next time it wants access.

It's goof for apps that you don't trust or that you don't use very often—it's less suitable for apps that you always use (approving Instagram's access to the camera every time you want to take a snap would quickly get tiresome).


You'll see the new option show on key permissions—camera, microphone, location—when apps need them, so choose accordingly. Android 11 has another feature if you don't use an applications for a few months, then all its previous permissions will be reset automatically, and it will need to request them again.

Scoped Storage

Scoped storage means that android applications have access to their own data and aren't necessarily allowed to access silos from other apps, in this techniques you should keep your sensitive information more secure.

Apps might want to get data from other apps or services for a many of the reasons, for example, an image-editing application accessing your photo gallery. Scoped storage doesn't make that impossible, but developers have to jump through more hoops and abide by Android's rules to make it happen.

Your device will automatically be safer because apps will have greater restrictions on them. If you see application asking your  permission requests for storage folders on your device, you need to double-check what exactly they're asking for before deciding to allow or block it.

Background Location Access

Android 11 have one more permission-related feature that's very important, and that's background location access—apps being able to track your location in the background. When an app asks for permission to track location, the option to enable this all the time isn't available: You need to visit the app's specific page in Android Settings to do this.

 Secure Identity Credentials

Android 11 presented special tools for managing secure identities on your phone—think electronic IDs or drivers licenses, for example, your phone effectively becomes an ID badge.

This feature has not enable fully right now, but the tools are there inside Android 11 in case developers want to make use of them, which Google is encouraging them to do. It is a good start by Android in android 11 device.

Bio metrics and Encryption

Two more Android 11 security updates worth mentioning focus on bio metrics and encryption. Bio metric support in Android 11—fingerprint and face unlock—has been extended to a wider range of devices.

In Android devices data encrypted by default, so no one can read your data without your PIN. But in Android 11 the encryption is applied immediately after an over-the-air update, before you've even logged back in. It's a small change, but it closes another loophole that could have been used to get at your private information.

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