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Nearby devices at permission manager

(Topic created: 09-14-2021 07:03 AM)
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bluefire
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Discovered this today with the new beta. Nearby device permission. Didn't know ALL my apps had access to nearby devices. This wasn't available in Android 11

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Hello @bluefire 

Before Android 12, the ability to scan for nearby Bluetooth or Wi-Fi devices were tied to Android’s location permission. Android 12 introduced a Nearby device permission to allow to find and connect to near by devices with out granting broader location permission.

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One Ui Beta Team

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Why does the camera need it. I understand if me the user needs to scan something but if it's just everyday picture and for some like me it's the principle I don't even need Bluetooth I'm so over these invasive apps and company's. We pay a lot of money for devices that other people control. To get one already stripped of everything cost even more money. It should be our choice if we want to use external devices. I understand and they say that and then apps like the camera demand nearby devices or we can't use camera at all. Guess what nearby devices even if you have location they still have access to location, so where does that leave us right where we started. I don't want you to playcate me and tell me I have control when in fact I have less control. For you people who say we are wearing tin foil hats, and be honest with yourself. Have you ever read any of these phone manufacturers or apps privacy policies. We'll I've read a bunch and I was shocked at some of the things they do, but they're covered. It's all in the fine print. Just because you purchase a phone you shouldn't have to be beholden to the company for as long as you have the phone.

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