Location access control is a new Android 10 feature that protects your privacy.
This Android 10 guide explains how the location access control in Android 10 protects your data, how to enter location access settings from location settings of from permission manager, and how to use location control on Android 10.
What does location access control in Android 10 do?
The location access control in Android 10 is an extension of the privacy controls in Android 10.
Previously in Android Pie (Android 9), app location access can only be changed from the application setting. Users have to change the location access permission of each application one by one.
In Android 10, the Location Access control allows users to check, assign, and revoke location access for all apps in one centralised location.
This makes it easier for users to customise which apps can have access to the phone location.
Additionally, with the Android 10 location access control, it ensures external apps cannot easily view information about the phone’s location, and therefore enhances the privacy of the users.
How to enter the location access control page?
Firstly, you need to access Settings, as shown below, by tapping on the Settings icon in the Apps screen (App drawer), or Home screen.
Alternatively, you can access settings through the quick settings panel.
There are 2 ways to go to the location access settings page from the Settings page:
- From the Location settings page
- Through the Permission Manager
Method 1: Location settings page
In Settings, scroll down and tap on Location, as seen below, to access the location settings page.
In the Location settings page, tap on App permissions, as shown below.
This will bring you to the location permissions page.
As shown above, in the location access control page, you can manage the location access (read on).
Method 2: through Permission manager
In Settings, tap on Apps & notification.
In the Apps & notification settings page, tap on Advanced to expand the list, as shown below.
As shown above, tap on the Permission Manager to access permission managers of Android 10.
In Permission Manager page, tap on Location, as shown below.
This will bring you to the same location access control page.
How to use location access control?
The location access age allows users to see which apps can view the phone’s location as well as apps that may require permission to use the phone location.… Read the rest