The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know
Below you can find the most important security and privacy features your iOS device now has that it didn’t have before. Make sure you check them as soon as you’ve got iOS 14 on your iPhone or iPad. Apps on iOS have to explicitly ask for your permission to use the camera and microphone, and from iOS 14 onwards, you’ll also see an indicator dot in the top right of the screen when these functions are being used.
Green means camera, orange means microphone. This should make it impossible for apps to make recordings without your knowledge. Even if you trust an app enough to give it access to the camera and the mic, it’s still reassuring to know that you’ll always get an indication when they’re being used.
If you drag down from the top right corner of the iPhone display to open up Control Center, you’ll see information about the apps that most recently used your camera or microphone, just in case you’re unsure.