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The Privacy Panel is coming to Android 12 with Beta 2: that’s all you need to know about it


Android 12’s privacy panel shows us all the permissions our applications have accessed.

Google just started the second beta version of Android 12 on all compatible devices and this new update of the mobile operating system from Mountain View is full of news and is one of the most outstanding the arrival of the data protection panel, a feature that was announced at the latest Google I / O 2021.

We’ll tell you next Everything you need to know about Android 12’s new privacy panel and how this new feature works, which aims to improve the transparency of the applications we use on our smartphone every day.

This is how the new Android 12 privacy panel works

How does Android 12’s privacy panel work?

First of all, it should be noted that this data protection panel only available in beta 2 of Android 12 and in case you already have it installed on your terminal, you just need to follow the following path to access it: Settings-Privacy-Privacy-Panel.

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By clicking on the section Privacy dashboard The first thing we will see is a colorful pie chart that shows us all the permissions that the applications we have installed on our terminal have accessed in the past 24 hours. For example, when an app accesses your location is added to the Location segment in this pie chart.

We have to consider that System apps are not included in this table by default and so that they can be, we have to activate them from the menu with an icon with three vertical dots is in the upper right corner.

The privacy panel is coming to Android 12 with Beta 2: that's all you need to know about it

Directly below this pie chart we find the list of all permissions on our smartphone. By default, the privacy field only shows us the details of the permissions of Location, camera and microphonesince everyone else is called in the last section of this section. are grouped See other permissions. To view this category we just have to click on its name and the details of the rest of the permissions of our device will be shown.

If we want more detailed information about a particular authorization, we just have to click on its name and it will be displayed immediately a timeline of the authorization historythat will show us when each application accessed this specific permission.

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This new functionality is a step forward for Google when it comes to Data protection and transparency of Android applications and hopefully the American giant will integrate later more functions in your operating system to protect our private data.

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