People are worried about their digital security. There are claims that companies like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more are stealing data from the users and selling it off. It is all claimed to happen in the background with the apps being the culprit behind it. The most recent incident was when there were claims about LinkedIn saving clipboard information of users.
Apple is a company that advertises the fact that they have one of the secure and private environment for the iPhone, iPad and even Macbooks. To make the people feel at ease, Apple has introduced a few security features in the latest iOS 14. Now whenever an application uses the device’s specific components, there is a dot light indicating the use in the background. In particular, some people are seeing a green dot light and are wondering what that is all about. So let’s take a look at what this new green dot light feature is all about in iOS 14.
What Does The Green Dot mean in iOS 14?
Whenever an application on an iPhone running on iOS 14 is using your camera, you will see the green dot at the top. This applies to all sort of applications, though. Even if you are using the camera app to click a few pictures, or to record a video, you will see this green dot at the top right corner of your screen. It will be visible right at the top of the network and WiFi icon. Even when you are using a video calling application like FaceTime, you will see this little green dot at the top.
Now if you are not using any application at a moment that requires the camera, but you still see the green dot, then an application in the background is undoubtedly using your device’s camera without your knowledge. Even when you see the green light, it does not indicate only camera use. The green dot light suggests access to the camera as well as the microphone at the same time. If it is only the microphone, then you will see the orange dot. But with both microphone and camera access, you see the green dot.
This will be useful for people to figure out which application is abusing its rights and using the camera and microphone access according to its liking. The app may be recording and keeping the file in the device’s storage itself, or it might be sending it off to a remote server. A few minutes after you see the green light, you can pull down your Control Center, and here at the top, you will see which app recently access your camera. This makes finding the culprit app relatively easy to find, and you can then uninstall the application that you feel us stealing your digital data.
So that is what the Green Dot means in iOS 14. If you have any questions or queries about this guide, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.