You probably know it: sooner or later, most apps require access to certain smartphone functions, such as the photo gallery or your current location. This always requires a certain amount of trust in the app developer. For a long time on Android, access was granted permanently until you manually revoked it. However, Google has integrated a security function into the system that automatically deletes app permissions if you have not used an app for a long time. Not a bad idea, but such automatic functions are not always desired. Don't worry: you can prevent Google from automatically deleting app permissions.
This is how you prevent the automatic withdrawal of Android rights
Opens the Settings your smartphone and navigate to the area Apps. Here you can see the most recently used programs and, if necessary, you can go to All apps show a list. Now tap on an app that you want to exclude from the automatic authorization stop. Scroll down and disable the option Stop app activity when not in use.
In the apps menu you can also see whether and if so which apps the Android Play Protect services have already reduced the rights. You can find them in the menu Unused apps. Here you also have the option to uninstall the apps by tapping on the trash can. If you restart the corresponding apps, you can of course reassign the permissions again.
As always with Android tutos, the instructions are based on the comparatively "pure" Google Pixel Android. So it may well be that the settings and the ways to get there look different depending on the manufacturer and Android version of your smartphone or are even missing completely....
Get more control over app permissions on Android
Basically, the idea of reducing the access rights of unused apps is not wrong at all. But not everyone is a fan of putting such tasks in the hands of Google algorithms.
If you prefer to have control over which apps are allowed to act on your smartphone and for how long, I can still use the app Bouncer recommend. You can find out all about it in this tutorial:
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