Prepare your app for Android changes

Android recently announced several new policy updates and technical changes. Review the following recommendations to ensure your app stays up to date and in compliance.

Update your app for advertising ID permissions

Apps updating their target API level to 31 (Android 12) will need to declare a Google Play services normal permission in the Android manifest file in order to use the advertising ID. For apps that do not declare this permission and target Android 12, the advertising ID will automatically be removed and replaced with a string of zeros.

You can update your app to GMA SDK 20.1.1+ , which will automatically have the permission declared. If you’re using GMA SDK 20.1.1+, no further action is required to continue using the advertising ID.

To learn more about the new permission, including how to disable it, refer to the Play Console Help Center.

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