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Your iPhone or Android phone camera is spying on you? Stop nasty surprises, check this way

Feel like someone is spying on you through your iPhone or Android phone camera? Here’s how you can check.

| Updated on: Jan 16 2023, 14:05 IST
iPhone 15 Pro: USB-C port, solid state button, chip and more- Know what's coming
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1/6 With the expected launch of the four iPhone 15 models in September 2023, Apple is likely to being several new features to the pro models of the lineup. Here are the expected features iPhone 15 Pro models can get according to the latest leaks and reports. (HT Tech)
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2/6 USB-C port: According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone 15 Pro models may feature a USB-C port with the help of which the data transfer speed of the phone will increase. (AFP)
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3/6 Round edge design: Apple is expected to give iPhone 15 a new border design, rounded edge and flat front. Informing about the same Twitter user and leakster ShrimpApplePro (@VNchocoTaco) saud that the iPhone 15 will feature a new border design. The back edge corner will be rounded and not square anymore and the material also will be titanium. (Reuters)
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4/6 Solid state button: Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities had informed that the volume button and the power button of two high end iPhone 15 models may adopt a solid state button design similar to home button design of iPhone 7/8/SE2 and 3. (HT Tech)
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5/6 He tweeted, "My latest survey indicates that the volume button and power button of two high-end iPhone 15/2H23 new iPhone models may adopt a solid-state button design (similar to the home button design of iPhone 7/8/SE2 & 3) to replace the physical/mechanical button design." (AFP)
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6/6 A17 chip: According to Japanese publication, the iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to be equipped with an A17 Bionic chip providing improved performance and overall experience. (HT Tech)
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Check for unauthorized access to your iPhone camera or microphone this way. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Do you feel like someone is spying on you through your iPhone or Android phone camera? There's a way you can get to know. With the advancement of smartphone security, hackers usually have a very tough time while trying to crack smartphones, iPhones in particular. Apple's devices have gained a reputation for being one of the most secure devices in the market. This is mainly due to the vast number of security features provided by Apple. However, that does not mean your iPhone, or Android phone camera is not spying on you.

No device is completely immune to security risks, and it is still important for users to be cautious and alert. There's a chance someone could be spying on you through your smartphone camera. Fortunately, there is a way to check that.

For iPhone

For iPhone users, the process of checking if your phone is being used to spy on you or not is straightforward. Users on iOS 14 or later can see an orange dot at the top-right corner of the phone if the microphone is currently being accessed or was accessed recently. Similarly, a green dot appears at the same location if the camera is being accessed.

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For Android phone

Unfortunately, there is no direct way to check if the camera or the microphone of your Android device is being accessed. However, there is a workaround for it. Android users can download an app called Access Dots from the Google Play Store which will notify users the same way iPhone does. It imitates the iPhone's camera and microphone dots to let users know if their smartphone is being accessed.

With the new Android updates, whenever you download any app, it asks you for various permissions depending on its purpose. For example, a photo editing app might request access to your storage space, camera, microphone and photo gallery. Therefore, users know which app has access to specific permissions.

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First Published Date: 16 Jan, 13:17 IST