Here’s why orange and green dots are seen on your iPhone


Apple iPhone users must have seen an orange and green dots next the notch on your device. But, do you know why they are there or what does it mean. The Orange and Green Dots in iPhone Status Bar were first introduced in iOS 14.

So, let us know the meaning of the green and orange dot present on iPhone status bar and why we should pay attention to them whenever they pop up in the status bar.

What Does the Orange Dot in iPhone Status Bar Mean?

The orange indicator next to the notch on your iPhone indicates that the microphone on your device is being used by an app. That means whenever an app uses the microphone on the device, an orange indicator will appears in the iPhone status bar.

You will see an orange dot on your iPhone while using Siri voice commands, recording notes, videos from the camera app, and when you are in a Clubhouse audio room, among other things.

So, now users can notice which app is using the microphone and whether they are listening to your conversation in secret.

If you ever notice that the orange dot on your device when you have not turned on the microphone or given mic permission to any apps then you should be alert.

Note that the orange indicator will appear if the user have enabled the “Differentiate Without Color” feature on your iPhone.

Follow the path given to do that. First go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Display & Text Size” and enable/ disable the “Different Without Color toggle.

What Does the Green Dot in iPhone Status Bar Mean?

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The green dot next to the notch on your iPhone indicates that an app is using the camera on your device. The green dot is turned on means not only the camera but also the microphone is also on.

However, you will not see a separate orange indicator for this as camera permission also includes access to microphone too.

So, if you ever see a green dot appear on your iPhone randomly, then you should know that some app is using the camera without using your permission.

What’s the use of Green and Orange Dots on iPhone?

The purpose of green and orange dots are to alert users about the usage of the camera and microphone on your iPhone. So that you can take action against apps that access the camera and mic without permission and take action against them.

You can evoke the permission given to an app by the following steps.

How to disable Camera and Microphone Permissions for Apps

Follow the steps below to disable orange or green dot on your iPhone.

  1. Go to Settings -> Privacyon your iPhone.
  2. Go to “Privacy” settings menu.
  3. Select the access the “Camera” and “Microphone” permissions
  4. Turn off the toggle next to the name of the app for which you want to disable the camera (green dot) or microphone (orange dot) on your iPhone.

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