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The Play Store’s great scoped storage purge inches closer, putting file managers at risk

Google has opened applications for full storage access on Android 11+, and permission isn’t guaranteed

Google drastically reduced which directories apps can access on your phone on Android 11 as part of its new Scoped Storage, which is a change for the better regarding privacy. However, the new system is problematic for some advanced applications like file managers. When they target the latest version of Android, they can’t access all of your phone’s internal storage, making them useless for the purpose they were built for.

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The Play Store’s great scoped storage purge inches closer, putting file managers at risk was written by the awesome team at Android Police.