How to Continue Accessing GAID

Google will implement some changes to GAID access beginning in April 2022. If your app targets Android 13, you will need to declare new AD_ID permission to continue collecting GAIDs for users on Android 13.

To ensure your Branch attribution data remains reliable and complete, please take either of the following actions before April 2022:

  1. Confirm that your Google Mobile Ads SDK (play-services-ads-identifier) SDK is version 17.1.0+ (released September 2021). Versions 17.1.0 and above of this SDK automatically merge the AD_ID permission, allowing your app to continue properly ingesting the GAID.
  2. If you prefer not to update your Google Mobile Ads SDK at this time, you may explicitly declare the new AD_ID permission (<uses-permission android:name="" />) in your app's manifest file. More information on how to do this is available here.

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