IF you’ve ever worried about being spied on through your iPhone camera, you need to take note of Apple’s “warning dot”.
A useful green and orange dot system on iPhone can alert you whenever your microphone or camera is activated.
A green dot indicates that your camera is active
So, if any app happens to be recording you, you’ll know about it.
This feature was added to iPhone in the iOS 14 update but you may not have noticed it before.
A small green dot appears in the upper right corner of the screen when the camera is activated.
Try clicking on your camera app and you see the green dot pop up.
It will appear orange if the microphone was activated.
Apple’s support page notes: “This indicator appears as an orange square if the Differentiate Without Colour setting is on.”
By swiping into your Control Centre, you’ll be able to see details about which app is using the microphone.
If you suspect something is up, you should check the app’s permissions in Settings.
You can deny specific apps access to your microphone or camera, for instance.
And if you’re really worried, you could just delete the app altogether.
Remember to make sure you’ve updated your iPhone to at least iOS 14 before you try and use the feature.
An orange dot tells you when an app is using your microphone
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