As stated in https://developer.android.com/preview/privacy/package-visibility:
Android 11 changes how apps can query and interact with other apps
that the user has installed on a device. Using the new
element, apps can define the set of other apps that they can access.
This element helps encourage the principle of least privilege by
telling the system which other apps to make visible to your app, and
it helps app stores like Google Play assess the privacy and security
that your app provides for users.
If your app targets Android 11, you might need to add the
element in your app’s manifest file. Within the element, you
can specify apps by package name or by intent signature.
So you either have to stop what you are doing, or request to access information about certain packages, or – if you have reasons for it – use the permission
Query and interact with specific packages
To query and interact with specific packages you would update your
AndroidManifest.xml like this:
<manifest ...> ... <queries> <package android:name="com.example.store" /> <package android:name="com.example.services" /> </queries> ... <application ...> ... </manifest>
Query and interact with all apps
I have an app that needs to be able to ask for information for all apps. All you have to do is to add the following to
<manifest ...> ... <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES" /> ... <application ...> ... </manifest>