- Update your app to use privacy best practices such as Storage Access Framework or Media Store API
- Update your app to announce permission to access all files (
MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) in the manifest, and to complete the statement of permission to access all files in the Play Console starting May 5
- Completely remove the permission to access all files from your app
For apps targeting Android 11, the tag will be ignored
requestLegacyExternalStorage . You have to use the access permission to all files to retain access to external storage space.
Applications that require access to all files without permission to use will be removed from Google Play, and you will not be able to publish updates.