▷ How to know if you are being spied on by the phone's camera or microphone

 

How to know if you are being spied on by the phone's camera or microphone

We know that you store a large amount of personal information on your smartphone. Practically a lifetime inside him.

Since you use your mobile every day, sending emails and text messages, making calls, listening to voice messages, making and sharing videos and photos, using social networks and much more. But...

What if someone could access all that personal data? That could spell disaster.

But why would someone spy on you? What do they care about the information on your mobile phone? There are several reasons why someone might want to keep an eye on your smartphone activities.

Your partner (or ex-partner) may wonder what you do when he's not around. You may have important business information stored on your device.

If you have some money in your bank account or something left on your credit limit, someone would love to steal it.

So is someone spying on your phone? Are they using a mobile phone spy software? How do you know if someone is watching you on your phone? What can you do if they are?

These are big questions and they are why you are reading this article.

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How to detect if they spy on you through the microphone or camera of the phone

Even if you protect your smartphone with a strong password, it is possible that it will be hacked. Seemingly innocent Android apps have been found to contain spyware or malware, and if you've jailbroken your iPhone, someone could install spyware on your device.

Access Dots: find out when your microphone or camera is activated

Access dots is a very simple and easy-to-use application that will let you know immediately when the microphone or camera of your mobile device is activated.

The functions that Access Dots provides is as simple as its own and almost zero configuration. It's actually easier than it sounds, because it only does one thing: every time an app accesses the camera or microphone, it will display a colored dot on the screen.

To know when the phone's microphone or camera is accessed, all you have to do is download and install the application from the Google Play Store

After installing the application and granting the necessary permissions, the app will be up and running. You can customize some visual settings, such as the location of the point that will appear on the screen.

How to configure Access Dots

You don't need to be a security expert to configure this app, you just need to grant it the necessary permissions so that it can detect when an app accesses your phone's microphone and camera: 

  • In Access Dots, you need to tap on the gray button located on the right side of the center of the screen.
  • Now you must touch on "Access Dots" and then click on the button that appears next to "Use the service".
  • Now tap on the "Allow" button and that's it. 

By doing all these steps, Access Dots will work perfectly. From now on we inform you that the use of this application does not carry any risk.

How to know which application is using your camera or microphone

In case Access Dots discovers that when opening a game or application downloaded in APK format, the camera or microphone of your phone is activated, you can deny its permission to the game or application.

But if it is activated in standby mode, you can access the Access Dots records option by tapping on the clock-like icon. If it is a suspicious app, you just have to uninstall it.


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