Google’s Android 15 Feature Aims to Prevent Users from Sharing Sensitive Details While Screen Sharing

By Zernab Farooqi - Apr 25, 2024

According to a report, a powerful new feature could arrive for Android 15, making it easier for the users to share their phone screen without worrying about hackers.

A report suggests that Android 15 may include a strong new privacy feature. According to this new powerful privacy feature, users could be able to share their screen without leaking their personal information. It is expected in the second half of 2024 that the next version of Google’s smartphone operating system could arrive. Moreover, it might cover some of the specific parts of the screen which may include password protected areas or sensitive notifications, when screen sharing is allowed. The Android smartphone users may be allowed by Google to disable these protections.

The recent version of Android 15 Beta 1.1 has a new toggle which is labeled as Disable screen share protections in the Developer setting menu, according to an Android Police report. The toggle description states that when a user shares their mobile screen in the future, the setting will have the option of disabling system protections for “sensitive app content”. But, it is said regretfully that Google has not yet enabled the feature in the latest Android 15 beta.

Google’s Android 15 Feature Aims to Prevent Users from Sharing Sensitive Details While Screen Sharing

Furthermore, the latest Android 15 beta has a new API spotted in the publication. To access a sensitive protection feature, it allows applications with jetpack compose, custom virtual views and WebView. According to the report, the feature might enable the operating system to restrict certain fields that contain private data like email addresses or passwords.

Currently, it is not clear how Android 15 phones will determine the parts of the screen to hide while sharing the screen. On the other hand, scammers who trick users to share their phone screens in order to hack their passwords, one-time passwords (OTPs), or two-factor authentication codes, may be protected with this feature.

Users who have installed the first Android 15 Beta 1.1 on their pixel phones are unable to test the functionality, according to a report. In a source, it is stated that this feature may be enabled on Android 15 Beta 2 version, or the company may showcase it in May at Google I/O before making it available to Beta Testers. It is reported by 9to5Google that the latest update of Android 15 Beta 1.1 works with a variety of devices. These include:

  • Pixel 6 series
  • Pixel 7 series
  • Pixel 8 series
  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 7a
  • Pixel Tablet
  • Pixel Fold, and more.

Users can choose to install the update directly on their device using over-the-air (OTA) updates or by flashing the factory image.


Zernab Farooqi

My name is Zernab Farooqi and I am from Lahore, Pakistan. I graduated from Punjab University in Lahore with a master's degree in human resource management in 2016. I am honest with my work. I am a Multitasker, a positive thinker, and have a "Can do" attitude. My hobbies are traveling, listening to music, cooking, gaming, photography, and writing.