Google developers announced that in December 2021, the Permission Auto-Reset feature will be ported from Android 11 to older versions of the mobile OS (up to Android 6). The feature will gradually roll out to all devices with Google Play services running Android 6.0 (API 23) and higher.
Let me remind you that this feature appeared last fall and its meaning is simple: permissions for applications that the user has not opened or used for several months are automatically revoked. The exceptions are device administration applications and corporate applications, whose rights are part of the general corporate policy. If the function is active, the OS will notify the user that it has dropped permissions for a particular application.
In this way, Google seeks to protect the privacy of users, preventing long-established applications, which the user himself may have long forgotten, constantly collect data about a person and his behavior.
The rollout process is expected to complete in the first quarter of 2022. You can enable or disable automatic reset of permissions for certain applications in the OS settings.
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