iPhone shows orange dot when microphone is in use
This feature is available in iOS 14 or later
If detected, microphone access can be turned off from an app in Settings
New Delhi. There are many things in a smartphone. For this reason, nowadays all kinds of big and small works are easily done through handsets. But, with the use of smartphones, the concern about privacy has also increased. Apart from collecting data, the apps present in the smartphone also take many accesses like micron, gallery and camera. But, it is very important for you to know when these apps are listening to your talk through microphone.
If you are an iPhone user, then you will have many such apps that access your microphone. It is very important to check them regularly. Apple offers a special alert, which tells when these apps were listening to you.
If you are an iPhone user for a long time, then it is possible that you will have many apps present in the phone. Many of these apps may have taken access to your microphone over a long period of time. But, hardly you would have tracked who is listening to you when. To check this, you have to go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone.
After coming here, you will see a long list of apps, which will be accessing your microphone. Along with this, there will also be those apps which would have asked you for access to the microphone, but you would not have given it. From here you can toggle microphone access on or off at any time. In such a situation, if you are worried about any one app, then you can easily take microphone access from it in seconds.
If you have downloaded only popular and authorized apps, then there is less possibility of spying through microphone. But, if you want to know at any time which app is using your microphone, then this method is also easy. First of all check whether you are in iOS 14 or later version or not. To check, you have to go to Settings > General > Software Update.
After this, when you are using iPhone, then keep an eye on the top bar. If you see an orange dot, then understand that your microphone is activated. After this, by going to Control Center, you can find out which app is accessing your microphone.