If you see a green dot in the upper right hand corner of your iPhone screen right by the WiFi and service symbols, don’t immediately start panicking. With the latest iOS update, Apple has implemented new security measures to let you know when applications are using your camera or microphone.
With the iOS 14 update in September, the tech giant added a new feature similar to what was already in effect for Mac computers with built in webcams. If you’re unfamiliar, on a Macbook, a green light next to the webcam will come on if the camera is in use. Now something similar will happen on your phone, with the green dot appearing in the corner. An orange dot indicates that the microphone is being used. If both are in use, only a green dot will appear (so, assume your microphone is on if the camera is on).