The number of apps in the Google Play Store that request access to call history and SMS history has fallen by 98 percent last year. Google claims that. The apps that still request access now also need that.
Google started blocking access to texting and calling history in October 2018, with the exception of apps that users set as standard apps for calling and texting. That is why developers have massively obtained the request for permission from their apps, says Google . The search giant does not mention exact numbers, so it is unknown how many apps no longer ask for that access.
In addition, the Android maker says that in the past year it has kept 790,000 apps from the Play Store that violated rules. In addition, it has taken tens of thousands of apps out of the download store or allowed developers to update the apps to increase child safety.