Starting from Android 11, there are 2 levels of file access permission, i.e., "files, media, and everything" permission and "media only" permission.
What is the difference between the two, and what is excluded from the "media only" permission?
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Let's try to answer this question, may be with the combined experience of the community we can verify if the following is correct:
According to media store documentation there are four different media categories:
- Images, including photographs and screenshots, which are stored in the
Pictures/directories. The system adds these files to the MediaStore.Images table.
- Videos, which are stored in the
- Audio files, which are stored in the
Ringtones/directories. Additionally, the system recognizes audio playlists that are in the
Movies/directories, as well as voice recordings that are in the
- Downloaded files, which are stored in the
To my understanding the first three media types should be included in "media only" category. Not sure about the Downloade files type.