Fix Android 14 Photo Picker Permission dialog box not appearing

In this guide, we will show you various methods to fix the issue of the Photo Picker Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14. The fourteenth iteration of the OS has just been released by the Silicon Valley giant and with that, there are a slew of noteworthy features to look forward to. One among them is the privacy-focused Permission Picker. For the unaware, this feature will now make it possible for you to allow an app to have access to individual photos or videos instead of your entire gallery.

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For instance, if you are planning to send a photo via WhatsApp, then till Android 13, it used to ask permission for your entire gallery. But from Android 14 onwards, you could only give it access to the media files that you wish to share, the rest of the files will still be inaccessible by the app [well, unless you manually give it access to your entire gallery via the Allow All option].

However, in some cases, this Photo Picker Permission dialog box might not appear on your Android 14 device, which could prove to be a major privacy issue as the app might end up having access to your entire catalog of images and videos. If you are facing this issue as well, then this guide will help you out. Follow along for the fixes.

Fix Android 14 Photo Picker Permission dialog box not appearing

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It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success. So with that in mind, let’s get started.

FIX 1: Restart Device

Ah yes, you might have seen this coming from ils back but we couldn’t stop ourselves from mentioning the obvious statement that you should start off by restarting your device. In most cases, a simple reboot is all that is needed to rectify the bug. So do give it a try and check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14.

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FIX 2: Force Stop App

Next up, you should force stop and then manually restart the app. Doing so will refresh all its underlying processes and it will give it a fresh instance to work on. And this in turn might resolve the underlying issue as well. So refer to the below steps to try it out:

  1. To begin with, head over to the Settings menu on your device.
  2. Then go to Apps > See All Apps and select the required app from the list.
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  3. Now tap on Force Stop followed by OK in the confirmation dialog box.
  4. Check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14

FIX 3: Delete App Cache

You should also consider deleting the app’s temporary data as well. If a lot of these cache files get accumulated over the due course of time, then it might conflict with the app’s proper functioning and could also slow down its usability. Therefore, let’s put these files in the bin right away and then check out the results.

  1. To begin with, head over to the Settings menu on your device.
  2. Then go to Apps > See All Apps and select the desired app from the list.
  3. After that, go to the Storage section and tap on Clear Cache.
  4. Check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14

FIX 4: Update App to the Latest Version

Using an old or outdated version could spell out trouble for the entire workability of the app. Moreover, the developers regularly release updates that rectify underlying bugs, bring in performance stability, and enhance its security. Therefore, it is recommended to be on the latest build of the app.

  1. So head over to the Play Store and search for that app.
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  2. If an update is available, then download and install it right away.
  3. Check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14

FIX 5: Remove Battery Restrictions

If you have put any battery restrictive measures in place, then the games and apps might have a tough time working in this restrictive environment. Therefore, you should consider removing all these roadblocks and then check out the results. Here’s how it could be done:

  1. First off, head over to the Settings > Battery section.
  2. Then go to Battery Saver and disable it, if it is enabled.
  3. After that, go to Apps > All Apps and select the desired app from the list.
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  4. Then go to its Battery section and select either Optimized or Unrestricted.
  5. Check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14

FIX 6: Reset App Preferences

In some cases, creating and implementing rules for an app might have an adverse impact on other apps installed on your device. So you should consider reverting all the app preferences to their default state. Doing so will reset the rules related to disabled and default apps as well as all the restrictions put in place (it will not wipe any app data) and will give you the stock settings to work upon. So let’s put this fix to the test and check out the results.

  1. Head over to the Settings > System menu on your device.
  2. Then go to Reset Options and tap on Reset App Preferences.
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  3. After that, tap on the Reset Apps button in the confirmation dialog box.
  4. Check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14

FIX 7: Unpause App Activity

By default, the OS will restrict certain functions of an OS, such as removing permissions, and deleting temporary files and alerts, if it hasn’t been used for quite some time. However, this might also have an adverse impact on the overall functioning of the app. Therefore, it is recommended to turn off this feature and then check out the result:

  1. Head over to Settings > Apps > All Apps > WhatsApp.
  2. Then disable the toggle next to Pause App Activity if unused.
  3. Check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14

FIX 8: Delete App Data

If the app’s data gets corrupted, then its negative consequences will be felt across the app as a whole. In such cases, you have no choice but to delete that app’s data and then let it repopulate the same from scratch. Here’s how it could be done:

  1. Head over to the Settings menu on your device.
  2. Then go to Apps > See All Apps and select the desired app from the list.
  3. After that, go to the Storage section and tap on Clear Data.
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  4. Then tap OK in the confirmation dialog box that appears. Now launch the app and set it up.
  5. Check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14.

FIX 9: Reinstall App

If the app’s configuration and settings file get corrupted, then simply deleting the app’s data and cache might not be enough. In such cases, you will have to completely remove the app from your device and reinstall its fresh build. Here’s how it could be done:

  1. To begin with, head over to the Settings menu on your device.
  2. Then go to Apps > See All Apps and select the desired app from the list.
  3. After that, tap on Uninstall followed by OK in the confirmation dialog box.
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  4. Now go to the app’s official listing page on Play Store and download its latest version.
  5. Then install the app, launch it and set it up.
  6. Check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14.

FIX 10: Downgrade App to Earlier Version

In some instances, the developer might roll out a buggy update, which could end up breaking the app’s entire functionality. Though they are usually quick to release a subsequent patch, but that rollout could still take around 3-4 days to arrive. And this is quite a long time frame.

So it’s better to downgrade the app to the earlier table version and reman on that build until the issue has been resolved. Likewise, you should also disable the auto-update feature of that app. Otherwise, Play Store will update the app back to the latest build which would end up nullifying the fix. So refer to the below instructions and implement this fix right away.

  1. To begin with, head over to the Settings menu on your device.
  2. Then go to Apps > See All Apps and select the desired app from the list.
  3. Now scroll to the end and tap on App Details. You will now be taken to that app’s Play Store page.
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  4. So tap on the overflow icon situated at the top right and uncheck Enable Auto-updates.
  5. Once that is done, go back to Apps > See All Apps and select the desired app from the list.
  6. Now scroll to the end and note out its version number somewhere.
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  7. After that, tap on Uninstall followed by OK in the confirmation dialog box.
  8. Once done, head over to a trusted third-party site and download an older version of that app (re-verify it from step 3 above).
  9. Now just install that APK file (enable Installation from Unknown Sources, if asked). That’s it.
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  10. However, if it is a system app, then the Uninstall option will be absent. In that case tap on the overflow icon situated at the top right.
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  11. Then select Uninstall Updates > OK in the confirmation dialog box. That system app will be downgraded to an earlier version.
  12. Once the downgrade is complete, check if it fixes the issue of the Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14

As opposed to user-installed apps, system apps don’t give you the option to manually downgrade to a specific app version. If you wish to do so, then you will have to take the help of ADB Commands. For that, you may refer to our guide on How to Downgrade System Apps via ADB Commands.

FIX 11: Install Pending Updates

It’s recommended that you should be on the latest build. So if there’s any pending update lined up, then make sure to grab hold of them right away. Here’s how it could be done:

  1. Head over to Settings > System > System Updates.
  2. Download and install the pending updates, if any.
  3. Then restart the device and check out the results.android 14 permission dialog

FIX 12: App might not be compatible

It could also be the case that the app is still yet to adopt the latest Photo Picker API. If that is the case, then you wouldn’t be able to use this feature no matter which fix you try. So it is recommended that you get in touch with the developer and request them to add this API to their app at the earliest.

That’s it. These were the various methods to fix the issue of the Photo Picker Permission dialog box not appearing on Android 14. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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