First Details of Android 12 Feature to Hibernate Applications
Almost all of us have dozens of applications on their smartphones, but we use very few of these applications regularly. In fact, the frequency of use of some applications is almost once per month; but we do not have the opportunity to remove these applications because we use them for certain tasks. It has previously been conveyed to you that Google is working on a “hibernate” feature in Android 12; for applications that are less used. The feature promised to free up storage space by removing temporary files of applications that have not been used for a long time or by compressing application files; while keeping the application ready to run at any time.
It is still unknown how an application will go into “hibernate” mode. Applications that have not been used for a certain period of time can automatically go into hibernation or have a manual on / off feature. We’ll probably have more information on this when the Android 12 Developer Preview is released. The first details about the hibernation feature have been revealed by Mishaal Rahman. Accordingly, the feature will work differently on devices with multi-user support, depending on whether the feature will be valid for a single user or for all users. If there is only one user on the device, the cache of the application will be deleted directly.
According to Android AOSP codes, the next phase of the feature will be a package level hibernation. How the feature will work at this level is unknown, but there are possibilities to delete application data and uninstall the application so that the user wants to use the application again. However, for now, it is a complete mystery how Google will make progress in this regard. Don’t forget to check our other news here.