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Security Tip: What Are Those Orange and Green Dots in Your iPhone’s Status Bar?

Posted by Marija Petrovic on

Security Tip: What Are Those Orange and Green Dots in Your iPhone’s Status Bar?

What Are Those Orange and Green Dots in Your iPhone's status bar? Thank's to iOS software, they're designed to give you feedback about what an app is doing. An orange dot indicates that an app is using the microphone, and a green dot means that an app is using the camera (and possibly the microphone as well). They’re subtle and shouldn’t be distracting, but if you ever notice them when you don’t think the camera or microphone should be in use, look for apps that might be using them in the background.

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