Android 12 has some new and useful features. One of the best functions can now be easily retrofitted to smartphones with older Android versions. A free app is available for this.
Android 12 has not only got a new look, but can also convince with interesting features under the hood. One of the most important innovations is the comprehensive data protection dashboard. Be here all accesses and authorizations from apps to camera, microphone and other mobile phone components clearly displayed.
New data protection dashboard from Android 12 via app
The new dashboard was previously only available under Android 12. If you don’t have the current version of Google’s mobile operating system on your mobile phone, you can at least do that now Simply upgrade the data protection dashboard via the app. The app with the appropriate name “Privacy Dashboard” is available in the Play Store free of charge and free of advertising from a third party.
The app is basically a pure one Copy of the privacy functionswhich are available natively under Android 12. Which app is granted access to the camera, microphone or other components under which circumstances can be easily set. As with Android 12, you can also configure that an app is only granted access if it is open. The manufacturer has also thought of a dark mode.
Privacy dashboard controls camera access
Just like with Android 12, the app shows with a glowing notification LED when an app is currently allowed access to the smartphone’s camera and microphone. This means that you can see at a glance whether the camera is currently active or not.
In the video you can find out what has changed with Android 12:
“Privacy Dashboard” is offered as an open source app, the source code can be viewed on GitHub. Requirement for the app is Android version 7 or higher.