If you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 14, you can tell when your camera is spying on you

Sep 21, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

If you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 14, you can tell when your camera is spying on you

Sep 21, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Do you ever get the unexplainable feeling that someone is watching you? Well, that’s because they just might. But if you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 14, you may now be able to tell when this is happening and delete the apps that activate your phone’s camera in the background.

Apple has introduced a new security feature to iPhones with the latest iOS update. It already exists on MacBook laptops for the same reason – to let you know when your camera is on. If you’ve updated your iPhone’s OS, you’ll now see a small dot in the top right corner of the phone’s display. If it’s green, it means that an app is using your camera. If it’s orange, it means that your microphone has been accessed.

In other words, if you’re not using an app that needs your camera or microphone, and the indicator is on, it means that an app is spying on you. You can then open your iPhone’s control center and see which app had the access to your camera or mic. From there on, you can disable it from accessing them, although I’d rather just delete them, to be honest.

I think that a feature like this is pretty useful. It has also come at the right time, considering that it was just recently that Facebook was sued over Instagram spying on users through their cameras. I hope that Android developers are taking notes and that us who use Android-based phones will have a similar feature available in the near future.

[via PetaPixel; image credits: Apple]

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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One response to “If you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 14, you can tell when your camera is spying on you”

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    Michael Estwik

    Or, you just deny all apps except your main camera app to have access to the camera.