One of the key points that Google highlights in the promotion of(formerly known as Android Q) is its new approach to managing your private information to keep it secure. Google is giving you more control over which applications have access to your personal information, your calendar or your location. The new security features of Android 10 come in the form of more granular location controls and a dedicated privacy section in the settings.
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Before we see the new features, a quick reminder: Android 10 is currently in a beta version, and its official release will be in late summer. As such, the features can and often change for launch. If that happens, we will update this post to reflect any changes. If you want to help Google test it,and send comments.
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The new controls are found as options in the Configuration application: Privacy and Location. There are five main things that I would like to point out, so let's start by taking a look at the new Privacy section, where you can control what Google data applications and services can access.
This section has privacy controls for apps and services on your phone and here you can also access the activity settings of your Google account.
First of all, the fundamental characteristic of your new Privacy section is under the option Permission Manager. In that section you will find a list of the different permit categories, along with a list of the apps that have access to those permissions. For example, there is a section of apps that have requested access to your calendar. If you touch the Calendar option to see the apps that have access at that time, and those that don't. You can open or deny access to an app from ah.
It's a bit flashy when you go through the permission list and see that each application has access to things like the microphone or contacts, and it takes you 10 minutes to make the appropriate adjustments.
Second, in the section Advanced, you can also find controls for things like what information is displayed on your locked screen, Google?s Autofill service, activity information, and how you want your device to handle advertising requirements.
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Third, a change that you may notice immediately after installing Android 10 is a new warning every time you open an application that uses the location. Now you will be asked if you want to give your location access to that application all the time, even when the application is closed or running in the background, or only while actively using it.
The Location of the Configuration application section is where you can audit which applications have access to your location. I was surprised to see that 53 applications have constant access to my location. That is too much.
A fourth thing to note: in your phone, go to Settings > Location >App permission to see a list of the applications installed on your phone that have location permissions. Check the list to see the apps and the status of your permission. The list starts with apps that have full access to your location, then follow those that have permission while they are in use. Select an app to change the location permission. You have three options: Allow all the time, allow only while in use or deny permission. It is a good idea to return to this list from time to time to review the configuration of each app.
And finally, also included in the new Location section are controls to limit whether an app can search for nearby Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth connections, along with Google's specific location controls.
Android 10 introduces many other changes, including a, a new feature of bubble notifications and gesture-based navigation. Check out the following gallery to give you an idea of ??the new flavor of Android.