since the last attempt of update of my app on Play Store, few weeks ago, Google is rejecting it because (they say) the inclusion of MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE seems to be not related to a core feature of the app, so I should remove it.
Let's ignore this rejection by Google.
Reading forums online I understand that to overcome this Google restriction I can use WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE instead of MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE.
Can you confirm that Google accepts more easily this permission?
My problem is the following: I've tested on my Android phone an update of the app, after the switch of the two permissions mntioned above. The app seems actually authorized to write on Documents folder, but strangely it does not see anymore the files that the same app (previous version) had created.These files exist in the storage, but they are not visible to the updated app.
I read somewhere that Android does not allow to read files created by other apps. But in this case the app is the same. The only difference is the switch from WRITE_ to MANAGE permission.
Does anyone has any idea of the reason of this behaviour?