Android 11 will step up privacy with temporary permissions and Scoped Storage
Android 11 can automatically enable dark theme at certain times or sunset
Android 11 will let apps mute disruptive notifications while you're recording video
Android electronic IDs will support driver's licenses first, passports later (Update: Android 11)
Project Mainline in Android 11 adds twelve new updatable modules
- View All 52 Articles In This Series
One of the worst things your phone can do when you're taking a photo or video is vibrate and ruin your shot or, even worse, blast a notification tone and ruin the entire moment. Well, long-suffering mobile photogs, take a deep breath: Android 11 will include APIs for camera apps to mute those alerting notifications while you're using them.
We saw version 7.3 of Google Camera take initiative specifically from the camera side with a new toggle in the app settings to enable Do Not Disturb mode while you're recording a video.
The new API works a bit differently as the call-out on the Android Developers site tells:
Beginning with Android 11, when actively using the camera, your app can mute only vibrations, both sounds and vibrations, or neither using
That means you're still going to see any toast notifications pop-up and mess with your compositing or fiddling with your ISO. While those notifications arguably justify taking up your screen space no matter what the situation, it remains a small shame. But hey, it's a step forward.
We'd also like to see this or another API extended to audio recording.
- Android Developers