Android 11 comes in with some exciting features that improve the experience of its users. One would call a more inclusive Operating Software with heightened data privacy and security features that have been proposed over the years.

Being a month old with fewer phones having the ability to use it, these are few amazing features of Android 11. They might just convince you to jump in on the operating software.

Apps Control and Permission

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The star feature of Android 11 is one-time permissions. When you first install an app, Android 10 will ask you if you want to grant the app permissions all the time, only when you are using the app, or not at all.

Android 11, on the other hand, gives the user even more control by allowing them to give permissions only for that specific session.

If a user grants permission for a session, Android will revoke that permission once the app is closed. If a user wishes to provide permission each time they use the app, that option is still available, but it won’t be available for many apps.

This makes things considerably safer for consumers and makes it much more difficult for devious apps to capture data you don’t want them to.

Android 11 will also “auto-reset” apps that have not been used in a while. Android will automatically remove all permissions if you granted location data permissions to an app that you have not used in a long time.

You will have to approve those permissions again the next time you launch the app. However, if you never use the app, your information is safe.

Voice Access

Voice Access is a useful feature in Android 11 for users with mobility issues. By enabling this, you can use Google Assistant to simply tell your Android phone what to do.

However, with Android 10, you had to use your voice to activate numbered on-screen items.

For example, you would say “Tap 4” while using the Twitter app to compose a new tweet (every link on the page would have a small number next to it).

Now, though, you can say, “Open Twitter, compose a tweet,” making your interactions with the phone much more fluid and natural.

Media Player

With Android 11, that section of the drawer is now reserved for conversations, so the media player needed to move.

Android 11 has the media player at the Quick Settings section because the swipe-down drawer is reserved for conversations.

This makes way more sense since the media controller is not really a notification — it is a tool or even a mini-app.

It will show you the app it is related to, cover art, basic controls, and on which system the media is playing. If you pull down again on the drawer, the alert expands and shows the information you see in the image above.

In a nice touch, you can tap on the playback system (“Phone speaker” in the image above) and quickly push the audio or video out to a different system.

This will make it incredibly easy to switch from your phone speaker to your Bluetooth headphones, for example.

You can also tweak Android 11’s settings so that the player automatically vanishes when you have stopped listening to music (or stay there all the time, it’s up to you!).

This is truly an upgrade to the accessibility of the phone.

Device Controls

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More and more people are incorporating some form of smart home tech in their lives. A unique feature of Android 11 is the ease to control your various devices without needing to open an app.

You can hold down the power button to launch the new tool. At the top, you will find the usual power features, but underneath, you will see a lot more options.

A Google Pay shortcut allows you to quickly choose which payment method you want your next contactless transaction to use.

Under that, you will see a bunch of buttons connected to your various smart home products.

Android 11 will pre-populate this field with six of your devices, but you can add/remove devices as you see fit.

Whichever devices you settle on, you can tap them to turn lights on or off, check your security cameras, unlock your front door, etc. No more opening three separate apps to do all those things!

Unfortunately, not all Android 11 powered phones have this feature yet.

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