In Android 11, you need to access settings to allow an app to access the background location

In Android 10, delete and put permissions have arrived. Instead of giving an application permission to access your location or your camera at any time, you can grant it only once or only when using the application. If in Android 10 the distinction between permissions came once or forever, now permissions for foreground or background placement.

Google continues to restrict access to special permissions on Android 11. In the new version of Android, users can’t grant permission to access background location normally, but this should be done from the system settings.


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In Android 10, Google introduced one-time permissions, as well as the distinction between whether you want to grant permission to access the location while using an app or always. In Android 11, the last option disappears.

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In other words, when an application requests permission to access the location, the options presented to the user are when using the app or just this time. There is no way to grant permission to access the background location, at least not from the pop-up window presented to the user.


Whileuse Options in Android 10 (left) and Android 11 (right)

The option is still there, although Google wants the user to “take more deliberate action.” To add permission to access the background location in Android 11, you need to access application authorization settings > localization and activation Always allow.

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Yes there will be a “shortcut” method go to these settings, more or less. An application that has a justified need to access the background location must first ask the user for permission to access the foreground location. You will then need to request to extend this permission to access the location in the background.


Allthetime

Of course, always in this case, a window that allows you to grant access in the background all the time will not be displayed, but this window can take you directly to application location settings, so you can set them to “Always allow”.

Google is giving developers more time to adapt their applications to these new location access requirements, especially the background location. These changes will only be mandatory in 2021.

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In Android 11, you need to access settings to allow an app to access the background location

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by Iván Ramírez.




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