Chilling reason this green dot is showing on your iPhone – watch out for it

YOUR iPhone sometimes shows a green light when you're using apps – and there's a chilling reason why.

Apple added the feature a while back in order to alert users that someone could be watching.

The alert, introduced in an iOS update in 2020, shines whenever your microphone or camera is activated.

That means if any app is surreptitiously recording you, you'll know about it.

To gain access to the feature, you'll need to be using a device operating iOS 14 or 15.

A green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the display when the camera's activated.

And it's orange if the microphone is activated.

By swiping into your Control Centre, you'll be able to see details about which app is using the microphone.

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If you suspect something is snooping on you when it shouldn't be, you should check the app's permissions in Settings.

You can deny specific apps access to your microphone or camera, for instance.

And if you're really worried, you could just delete the app altogether.

"Privacy is a fundamental human right and at the core of everything we do," Apple explained back in 2020.

"That’s why with iOS 14, we’re giving you more control over the data you share and more transparency into how it’s used.

"An indicator appears at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. And in Control Center, you can see if an app has used them recently."

Of course, the light will shine whenever ANY app is using the microphone or camera.

That means it will show even when you use the Camera app or record a video on Instagram.

So don't panic the moment you see that green or orange glow – you only need to be worried if it shines unexpectedly.

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