In iOS 14, Apple introduced a new privacy indicator point that will tell you when an application is using your phone’s microphone or camera. This allows you to keep an eye on apps that record audio, photos, or videos in the background without your permission.
When the app uses your microphone, iOS 14 will display an orange indicator light. Similarly, if the app is accessing your phone’s camera or camera and microphone, it will show a green dot. The dot that appears in the upper right corner of the screen serves as a visual indicator.
Now, while the new privacy features on iOS are amazing, Android users don’t have to worry about missing them. Yes, you can get the same functionality on Android-all All you have to do is install an app. Below we mentioned two apps that will help you get iOS 14 privacy points on Android.
Using Access Dots
- Install Access Dots on your phone from Google Play Store (Android 7 and above).
- Open the app and grant it Accessibility permissions so that it can display over other apps.
- Once permissions have been granted, head back to the app and enable the toggle.
Using Privacy Indicators
- Install Privacy Indicators from Google Play Store.
- Open the app and enable the switch.
- You’ll be asked to grant the accessibility permissions in Settings.
- Do the needful, head back to the app, and enable the service.