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Access Dots - iOS 14’s camera and mic access indicators now in Any Android Phone

Apps on your phone may misuse the granted permissions to secretly snoop on you. Presenting Access Dots, supporting all the way down to Android 7.0!

December 14, 2020

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Did you know that once you grant access to your phone's camera or microphone to any third-party App, they can use it silently in the background?

Installed apps on your phone may misuse the granted permissions to secretly snoop on you. Smartphone manufacturers, as well as Google, have grown wary of the issue and every time an app uses the camera, microphone, or the location in the background on Android 9 Pie and upwards, you get a notification. Xiaomi has also added visual cues in MIUI 12 and so has Apple with iOS 14 to alert users every time an app accesses some features in the background. For phones by other manufacturers or running older versions of Android, Access Dots offers a similar solution by showing colored indicators every time an app uses the camera or the mic.

The app is created by XDA Recognized Developer jagan2, who has also created apps like Energy Ring, Energy Bar, and Energy Notch in the past.

Presenting Access Dots for Android, supporting all the way down to Android 7.0!

Configuring the App is as simple as enabling the Access Dots Accessibility Service (Toggle switch in the App > (More) Downloaded Services/Installed Services > Access Dots > Enable). By default the App is configured to show iOS 14 style colored access dots - green for camera access, orange for microphone access. The App itself does not request for camera or microphone access.

Access Dots, adds the same iOS 14 style indicators (few pixels light up as a dot) to the top right (default) corner of your screen whenever any third-party App uses your phone's camera or microphone. Access Dots will be visible even on your lockscreen!

Access Dots is expected to work on all Android devices with Android 7.0 Nougat and upwards. Download Access Dots - iOS 14 cam/mic access indicators! from the Playstore.

Source: xda-developers

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