If you had to sum up the major theme of the recent iOS 14 update in a single word, “Privacy” would undoubtedly be it.
There is a wide range of different new features that are designed to limit tracking online, for example, as well as ones that significantly restrict what types of data apps can collect and share while you use your iPhone.
Likewise, there is a new feature intended to make sure that no apps are listening in on your conversations using your iPhone’s built-in microphone.
It would be a good idea to go through the procedure below every once in awhile. Check to make sure there aren’t any apps sharing your microphone that you don’t really need microphone sharing.
Here’s how to check your App’s microphone access…
1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll through the list and select the option labeled “Privacy.”
3. Find and tap on the option labeled “Microphone.”
4. Go through the list and disable microphone access for any app you don’t want using the switch on the right side of the screen.
That’s it! If the switch is green, that app has microphone access. If it is grayed out, it means that the app in question won’t be able to use your microphone for any reason.