New Orange Dot On Your iPhone Can Warn You When Someone Is Listening In

Compass Media, Inc

Technology is wonderful, but at times, it can also be a little bit scary. If you have ever wondered if your smartphone or computer was spying on you, possibly listening to you or even recording you when you weren’t actively using it for such purposes, you’re not alone.

Many people are suspicious of their smartphone. While it’s hard to imagine going through the day without our trusty phone with us to connect us with us friends and family, take photos, give us directions, and show us the latest viral video, we sometimes wonder if all these apps we’ve downloaded are safe.

Especially if your kids are old enough to have their own phone, you want to make sure that phone isn’t spying on them. That’s the last thing we need in a year when there has already been so much bad news.

Well, we have some good news. If your smartphone happens to be an iPhone, you are in luck. Make sure you install the latest update and are running iOS14. This update is a very important security feature.

With iOS14 there is now an orange dot that glows at the top of your screen anytime your camera or microphone is activated. This is helpful in case you forgot you joined that Zoom meeting, but it is also very helpful if you see it glow for what seems like no reason. 

If you are not using your phone’s camera or microphone but you see that orange dot glowing, you know some app might be spying on you. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to figure out which app it is.

All you have to do to figure out which app turned on your camera or microphone is to go to your iPhone’s Control Center. This is where you can see which app caused that orange dot to glow and when.

Even if you don’t see the orange dot glowing, you might want to check the Control Center from time to time just to make sure it wasn’t glowing when you weren’t looking, like when it was in your purse, pocket, or lost in the other room. 

Once you have identified any apps causing suspicious activity, you can decide if you would like to uninstall them. Seriously, that would be a pretty good idea if the app is spying on you.

Have you ever wondered if your phone was spying on you?