Android 12: Given the success of Samsung devices, Android adapted to the company’s smartphones follows the evolution of its original base, which does not prevent minor issues from occurring that can annoy users. An example is when screenshots are stored in the DCIM folder, where only camera content is to be stored, and they end up in backup services such as Google Photos, taking up valuable space. Fortunately, that can change Android 12.
According to xda-developers, a resource has been given access to the document that defines criteria for awarding certifications. One of the requirements is Section 7.6.2, “Shared Application Storage”, with the following text:
“If the device implementation has a screen recording or screen recording feature, including through a hardware shortcut or software button, it MUST: save the generated image or video file in a folder named ‘Screenshots’, which will be automatically generated in ‘Pictures’ in the internal memory or on an SD card on a trusted port and can be accessed via DIRECTORY_SCREENSHOTS. “
“You MUST NOT save screenshots and screen recordings to DCIM, pictures, videos or a custom folder,” he adds.
Less “waste”, more space
Generally, Android devices have two folders for storing photos and videos. One of these is “Pictures”, where applications store the media they have downloaded and to which the operating system sends screenshots by default to the “Screenshots” subfolder.
The other is the “DCIM” at the root of the internal storage, which contains materials generated by cameras. While the division works well in several cases, it has flaws in Samsung and other smartphones.
With the novelty, the South Korean, if you want to keep the robot, you should pay attention to this aspect, as well as Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme, which also show differences in type.
The measure, coupled with the ability to personalize backup folders, would avoid the build-up of material that didn’t interest the consumer.