With Android 12, users will get an exciting feature. Thanks to a "recycle bin", data can be restored again or completely removed from the smartphone. Read here how it works.
Android users can look forward to a feature that Windows users have known and loved for decades. Because as the GoogleWatchBlog reports , Android 12 will get a recycle bin in which deleted files go. So far, the data has always been completely deleted if the user wanted it. The recycle bin has the ability to restore files on Android 12. Until now, this feature was only found on a few third-party launchers for Android smartphones. The implementation of Google works a little differently than with the Windows model or the third-party apps. Here the "deleted" data are provided with a dot in front of the file name. This makes them invisible in the system. That has advantages and disadvantages.
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When will the new Android feature appear?
All files with such a point are marked for deletion. However, every app is free to choose whether or not to use this system. It can happen that one Android app uses the recycle bin, but another throws the data directly from the smartphone. This should initially cause confusion among users.
There is still time until the new feature is officially released. The function is currently hidden in a beta version of Android 12. In the course of the year, several test versions will appear before Android 12 - if it goes according to Google's plan - will appear for smartphones in the fall.