Google Will Extend Permission Auto-Reset Feature To Older Android Versions

Google announced plans today to port its Permission Auto-Reset feature from Android 11 to older versions of its mobile operating system, as far back as Android 6. From a report:

Launched last fall, the Permission Auto-Reset feature works by automatically withdrawing user permissions from an app that hasn’t been opened and used for a few months. “Starting in December 2021, we are expanding this [feature] to billions more devices,” Google said today. “This feature will automatically be enabled on devices with Google Play services that are running Android 6.0 (API level 23) or higher.” Exempt from this new feature will be device admin apps and enterprise apps where the permissions have been fixed through a general enterprise policy.