The full OS update includes a locked folder in Google Photos, a quick delete feature to clear Google Chrome browsing histories, and privacy tools such as the “Privacy Dashboard”.
One of the new additions is an indicator above Phone, Showing the camera or microphone icon in the upper right corner of the screen, if an application requests access to that hardware.
That means this update Hackers Waves Dangerous applications Users may no longer be able to quietly access such personal data that they have been worried about in the past.
Aside from the icon, Android 12 will now keep track of which apps have accessed important information. This includes your camera and microphone, but also your location, calendar, call logs, contacts, files and more.
Users can find this information in the Privacy Dashboard under Settings, which displays a list of personal hardware or software and a pie chart.
The Quick Settings bar in the update has dedicated buttons that can be displayed by swiping down from the top of the mobile. These buttons can completely turn off the phone’s microphone and camera completely.
When you open an application that requires those permissions, make a call, or use the Native Camera app, it notifies the Android user that control is in effect and displays a button to deactivate it.
Android 12 is currently available on Google’s Pixel devices in the S21 and Note range Samsung, And the primary devices offered by Oppo and OnePlus.