Android 11

The OS that gets to what’s important.

Go straight to the stuff that matters most. Because Android 11 is optimised for how you use your phone. Giving you powerful device controls. And easier ways to manage conversations, privacy settings and so much more.

Android 11 highlights

Manage your conversations.


Capture and share content.

Built-in screen recording. Finally.

Screen recording lets you capture what’s happening on your phone. And it’s built right into Android 11, so you don’t need an extra app. Record with sound from your mic, your device or both.

Select and share just got easier.

Select text from your apps. Grab images too. On Pixel devices1, you can easily copy, save and share info between many apps. Like your browser, your delivery app or from the news.

Helpful tools that predict what you want.

Smart Reply

Get suggested responses in conversations. Hi there, sounds good or 👋 when you need it. On Pixel devices1, replies are intelligently suggested based on what’s been said in the conversation – so the words that you need and the perfect emoji are always at your fingertips.2

App suggestions

Easily get to apps that you need the most. Pixel devices1 make app suggestions that change based on your routine. So you can see what you need throughout the day, all on the bottom of your home screen. Making it easy to get to your morning workout app when you wake up. Or to access the TV app that you use when it’s time to relax.

Smart folders

Smarter ways to organise your apps. Get intelligent suggestions for folder names on your Pixel device1. For a home screen that stays organised. Names are based on theme – like work, photo, fitness and more.

Device controls

Set the temperature to chill, then dim your lights. All from a single spot on your phone.3 Just long press the power button to see and manage your connected devices. Making life at home that much easier.

Media controls

Connect Android to your car. Skip the cable.

Hit the road without plugging in. Android Auto now works wirelessly with devices running Android 11 – so you can bring the best of your phone on every drive.4

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You control what apps can access.

Take charge of your data with Android. You choose whether to give apps that you download permission to access sensitive data. Or not. So you stay better protected.

One‑time permissions

Give one-time permissions to apps that need your mic, camera or location. The next time that the app needs access, it must ask for permission again.

Permissions auto‑reset

If you haven't used an app in a while, you may not want it to keep accessing your data. So Android will reset permissions for your unused apps. You can always turn permissions back on.

Security updates, right from Google Play.

With Android 11, you get even more security and privacy fixes sent to your phone from Google Play. The same way that all your other apps update. So you get peace of mind. And your device stays armed with the most recent defence.

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And there’s so much more.

From security enhancements to easier ways to get work done, Android 11 has something for everyone.