With new features, improved speed, and a focus on privacy and security, Google unveiled Android 12. The two new Android 12 that guarantee your privacy on the phone are the privacy dashboard and the clipboard access notification. In this guide, you’ll learn how to get an alert when an app accesses the clipboard on a Samsung Galaxy phone.
When an app on your phone receives data from the clipboard, the toast notification function in Android will let you know. It notifies you each time an app reads your clipboard and works similarly to the clipboard notification in iOS 14. The program’s name that accessed your clipboard is included in the toast notification.
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How to Get Alert When an App Accesses the Clipboard on Samsung Galaxy
The worst part of giving applications access to your clipboard is that it’s practically hard to tell whether they’re abusing it in the background. This is why “Alert when clipboard accessed” was added to Android 12 based on One UI 4.0. When enabled, a brief notification will appear each time an app uses your clipboard.
Here’s how to enable the Alert when clipboard accessed feature on a Galaxy phone:
1. Go to the Settings app.
2. Scroll down and then tap Privacy.
3. Finally, enable the toggle next to the Alert when clipboard accessed.
Now, you will be alerted by this large, conspicuously displayed notification that is flying just above your keyboard whenever any app pastes content from your clipboard.
It’s unquestionably important to know about. However, it goes without saying that I advise against copying and pasting any credentials, including passwords. Enter your data manually using the apparently reliable default Samsung keyboard. Use a trustworthy password manager instead, such as Samsung Pass, which is supported by Knox, Google’s built-in password manager, or any other well-liked third-party option.
These were the steps to get an alert when an app accesses the clipboard on a Samsung Galaxy phone in Android 12.