Apple IOS 14 shows orange dot if an app is listening to you. We’ve all experienced the paranoia that we’re being listened to or watched by our technology, and now Apple has confirmed that some apps might actually be eavesdropping after all.
I’ve thought friends of mine were a bit OTT for putting sticky notes over their webcams because they were worried about this, but it turns out they may have been right in doing so.
As part of its iOS 14 update, Apple will be showing a small dot on your phone screen if an app is using your microphone or camera. If you’re on something like Snapchat or TikTok, this will come as no surprise, as many apps actively use our cameras and mics and we’re fully aware of that. However, this new update will confirm that some apps will be using them without your knowledge.
If an orange dot appears in the top right corner of your screen, it means your microphone is being accessed, while a green dot means your camera is. The feature will work for both Apple apps as well as third party ones, the Independent reports.