The operating system that gets to work.
Get straight to the things that matter most. Because Android 11 is optimized for the way you use your phone. Gives you powerful device control. And easier ways to manage conversations, privacy settings, and more.
Android 11 Highlights
- content capture
- prediction tools
- Device control
- Data protection
- Phones ready for Android 11
Android 11 Highlights
Manage your conversations.
View, reply to, and control your conversations across multiple messaging apps. All in the same place. Then select the people you always chat with. These priority conversations will appear on the lock screen. So you don't miss anything important.
Android 11 lets you pin conversations so they're always on top of other apps and screens. Bubbles keep the conversation going, while you focus on what else you're doing. Access the chat anytime, anywhere. So keep it up.
Capture and share content.
Built-in screen recording. Finally.
Screen recording allows you to capture what happens on your phone. And it's built into Android 11, so you don't need an extra app. Record with audio from your microphone, your device, or both.
Select and share is now easier.
Select text from your apps. Take photos too. On Pixel devices1you can easily copy, save and share information between many applications. Like your browser, your delivery or news app.
Useful tools that predict what you want.
- smart reply
- Application Suggestions
- smart folders
A conversation in which a user responds to a message that says "Hello, I'm going out" with the words "Sounds good!" selected from a suggested response toolbar.
Get suggested replies in conversations.Hello everyone, sounds good or 👋 if you need it. On Pixel devices1, Answers are intelligently suggested based on what was said in the conversation. So you always have the words you need and the perfect emoji at your fingertips.2
Easily access the apps you need most.pixel devices1Make app suggestions that change based on your routine. So you can see what you need throughout the day at the bottom of your home screen. So you can easily access your morning training app after waking up. Or to access the TV app you use when it's time to relax.
Smarter ways to organize your apps.Get smart suggestions for folder names on your Pixel device1. For an organized home screen. The names are based on topics like work, photography, fitness, and more.
Control your phone with your voice.
With Android 11, Voice Access is faster and easier to use. Intuitive in-app labels help you control and navigate your phone by speaking out loud. Even use Voice Access offline for more support when you need it.
Set the temperature to cool, then dim the lights. All from one place on your phone.3Just press and hold the power button to view and manage your connected devices. Making life at home so much easier.
Switch from your headphones to your speaker without missing a beat. Touch to listen to your music or watch videos on your TV. Android 11 lets you quickly switch the device your media plays on.
Display of an Android device in a car. When the Android device is turned on, an Android app called SpotHero will automatically appear on the car's dashboard.
Connect Android to your car. Skip the cord.
Get going without having to plug in an outlet. Android Auto now works wirelessly with devices running Android 11, so you can get the most out of your phone on every drive.4
You control which apps can be accessed.
Take control of your data with Android. Whether or not to grant downloaded apps permission to access sensitive data is up to you. This way you will be better protected.
Give unique permissions to apps that need your microphone, camera, or location. The next time the app needs access, it will have to ask for permission again.
Automatically reset permissions
If you haven't used an app for a while, you may not want it to continue accessing your data. So Android resets the permissions for your unused apps. You can reactivate permissions at any time.
Security updates directly from Google Play.
With Android 11, you'll get even more security and privacy fixes on your phone from Google Play. All your other apps will be updated in the same way. So you have peace of mind. And your device remains armed with the latest defenses.
Phones ready for Android 11.
Experience what Android 11 has to offer on devices designed for the latest and greatest.
And there is much more.
From security improvements to easier ways to get work done, Android 11 has something for everyone.
voice accessIntuitive in-app labels help you control and navigate your phone by speaking out loud. Even use Voice Access offline for more support when you need it.
Talkback-Braille-TastaturJust type Braille with your Android device. No additional hardware is required.
DangerLookout now has two new modes. Scanning documents and food labels helps people who are visually impaired or blind to get things done faster and easier. Opening Lookout also turns on the flashlight, allowing users to read in low-light conditions. And Lookout is now available on all devices larger than 2 GB running Android 6.0 or later.
3P performance optimizationsYour camera works even better on photo-sharing platforms like Snapchat.
Silence during camera recordingDevelopers can use new app APIs to mute the ringtone, alarm, or vibrations for notifications.
Bokeh-ModiDevelopers can now request a bokeh image via the Android camera2 APIs.
Camera support in the emulator.It now supports a fully functional HAL camera. Make it easy for developers to test apps with the latest Android APIs for Camera2.
bedtime modeBedtime mode silences the phone when it's time to go to sleep. Schedule it to run automatically or while your phone charges while you rest. Your screen will turn grayscale and your notifications will be muted with Do Not Disturb.
ClockThe new bedtime feature on the watch helps you set a healthy sleep schedule. Track screen time at night and fall asleep to soothing sounds. Then wake up to your favorite song. Or use the sunrise alarm that slowly lights up your screen to start your day.
Work profile improvementsGet complete IT privacy on your work profile on company-owned devices. Plus new asset management capabilities for IT to ensure security without knowledge of personal use.
Connected business and personal appsConnect personal and work apps for a combined view of your information in places like your calendar or reminders.
Plan the work profileJust disconnect from work. With Android 11, you can now set a schedule to turn your work profile on and off automatically.
Work tab in various placesUse the Work tab in more places to share personal and work profiles and take action. View work tabs when sharing, opening apps, and in settings.
Location access notificationsReceive a new notification when your IT administrator has enabled location services on your managed device.
Device controlEasily manage your connected devices from one place on your phone.3
media controlAndroid 11 lets you quickly switch the device your media plays on.
android autoAndroid Auto now works wirelessly4with devices running Android 11.
Context-sensitive Bluetooth flight modeIf you have headphones or headphones connected to your phone, Bluetooth will remain on when you turn on Airplane mode.
conversationsView, reply to, and control your conversations across multiple messaging apps. All in the same place. Choose priority conversations to show on your lock screen.
BlowPin conversations so you're always aware of other apps and screens. So you can access the chat anytime, anywhere.
smart replyOn Pixel devices1, Answers are intelligently suggested based on what was said in the conversation.2
keyboard autocompleteGBoard gives you suggestions for filling out forms with the information you use most often. Like passwords or your home address.
Actions at a glanceOn Pixel devices1you can easily copy, save and share information between many applications.
share nearSend files, videos, map locations and more to nearby devices quickly and securely. Works with Android devices, Chromebooks, or devices with a Chrome browser.
one-time permissionsGive unique permissions to apps that need your microphone, camera, or location. The next time the app needs access, it will have to ask for permission again.
Permissions are automatically resetIf you haven't used an app for a while, you may not want it to continue accessing your data. So Android resets the permissions for your unused apps. You can reactivate permissions at any time.
Google Play system updatesWith Android 11, you get even more security and privacy fixes right on your phone from Google Play. This keeps your device armed with the latest defenses.
Scoped-SpeicherAndroid restricts broad access to shared storage for all apps running Android 11, keeping your data more secure.
continue on rebootPick up right where you started. Applications run immediately after installing an update. So you won't miss any more notifications after restarting your phone.
permissions lockedIf a user denies permission to an app multiple times, the app can't request the permission again.
soft resetGet system updates from Google Play when your phone is idle without the need for a hard reboot.
background locationGet more control over location sharing with apps that aren't in use. Therefore, applications do not gain access to more data than they need.
screen recorderScreen recording is now integrated, so you don't need an extra app. Record with audio from your microphone, your device, or both.
Application Suggestionspixel devices1Now make app suggestions based on your daily routines. These apps appear on the bottom line of the home screen. So you get the apps you need, when you need them.
smart foldersSee smart suggestions for folder names on your Pixel device1. For an organized home screen.
AnrufscreeningNew APIs to better detect spam calls using application detection.
schedule dark modeSchedule when you want your phone to go into dark mode. And if you want it to go back to a default screen.
picture in picturePicture-in-Picture windows can be resized to the desired size.
5G Discovery APIWith the new APIs, apps know if you have a 5G connection. This will give you better performance.
Hinge Angle Sensor BracketTherefore, apps can better support all kinds of collapsible setups.
ethernet tetheringShare a wired Internet connection with a USB Ethernet dongle.
gesture sensitivityWhen using gesture navigation, you can now independently adjust both back gestures on the left and right edges.
notification historyYour notification history is now available in Settings.
inventory sheetPin the apps you use the most to the share sheet.