Scoped storage on Android 11


I am trying to understand how will this affect my app usage when i buy degoogled phone with Android 11, right now i am with Android 10. If i want to share a photo/file in Signal, do i need to give Signal storage permission? Right now in Android 10 i have to, will scoped storage in Anrdoid 11 allow me to share a photo without giving storage permission to the app?


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Yes. In order to access photos an app needs access to storage.

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But does storage permission give access to anything more other tha photos/media? Does storage permission give access to other app storage or system storage of some kind?

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I can say that on my phone Signal is not allowed to manage all files but is allowed access to media only

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