2019-05-07 08:51 PM
As stated, it's an Android 9 thing. Same no go on my Motorola G7. The reasoning is to allow access to answer or make calls and access to camera with out decrypting entire device. I couldn't be more wissed about this. Android devices are becoming so fast with their encryption and decryption schemes, I can't see forfeiting the security for the individual camera and phone apps. For those of us who prefer PINs and refuse to digitise our biometrics (tinfoil hatters), definitely the wrong direction.
Ever wonder why there's no way to turn off your cameras and microphone on your device, just stuck with denying some of the apps and processes permission to use them?
2019-05-10 02:42 PM
I don't have any information regarding who it would benefit, all I know is that this was removed in Android 9 and based on the information that @doomeinow provided, it seems to be general change in Android 9 and not only for Xperia devices.
@doomeinow, thank you for the information about it being the same on your Motorola device and it sounds like it was a change on Google's side in this case.
I will of course forward the feedback internally, but I can't make any promises.
Have a great weekend!
2019-06-02 07:32 AM
I am bothered by this too.
One work around I found is to remove the camera app and the install another app found in the app store.
2019-06-05 02:45 PM
Hi @Alex613, welcome to our forum!
I'll make sure to forward your thoughts on this internally as user feedback as well.
Thank you and have a nice day!