Google is just around the corner Android 12 will come with a feature that will send you a notification when some App trying to get access to your clipboard according to a blog post on the Android Developers blog. Also, these toast messages show the icon of the app trying to copy content from your clipboard, making it easier for you to identify the app. The function is tested in the second Android 12 beta which has yet to be published. Currently, the first beta version has been launched to choose from other phones besides Android phones Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A, 5G, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL.
With Android 12, Google brings this data protection-oriented function along Apple first rolled out with the iOS 14th
Google will also add a privacy dashboard that will allow users to see a timeline of which apps have tried to access their location, microphone, and camera. The privacy dashboard will be introduced with Android 12 Beta 2. Users can view the apps that are accessing their data from quick settings.
The microphone and camera switch
To block app access to the microphone and camera, Google will also introduce two new controls or toggles that will hopefully not require Google to plug audio blockers into their phones or close the camera with a sticker. For reasons of user safety, the emergency calls are excluded from the new controls. Switching between microphone and camera will be introduced in Beta 2.
According to Google, “If an app with permissions tries to access the microphone or camera but the user has turned off the sensors, the system will display a message to inform the user that they need to turn the sensors back on to be able to use the app properties. If your app follows permissions best practices, you don’t need to do anything else to incorporate the toggle status. ”