Applications installed on your smartphone or tablet can consume a large portion of your internal memory unnoticed. From Android 12, the space is automatically freed because the operating system puts the infrequently used applications in standby mode.
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Android 12: sleep mode frees up space
More and more functions are known from the next Android 12. Via XDA Developers A new feature has now been found and it has everything to do with the space occupied by apps. If you install an app, all kinds of data is needed to fully use it and it can add up. If you install dozens of apps on your smartphone, you will quickly waste a few gigabytes of space.
Starting with Android 12, this is automatically organized, writes the website. If you don’t use an app for two consecutive months, its storage space will be cleared and temporary files will disappear. So your phone is automatically cleaned, so you don’t have to do it manually.
Via various screenshots (see gallery above) from the XDA developers, we also see how it will work. This addition is based on a function of the current Android 11. Specific rights are thus “withdrawn” from applications if you do not use them for a certain time. With this option, privacy takes the main role, so you know which app has exactly which rights.
Learn more about Android 12
The final version of Android 12 is not expected until around September of this year. Before we get there, several (public) test versions will be released. This software is quite stable and you install it on the Google Pixel 3 or newer.
Previously, several developer versions were also released, which are not intended for the general public. With such an early release, developers or makers of apps are already starting. For example, the apps are optimized for Android 12. Of course, you can also think about the necessary shell adjustments that manufacturers often put on Android.