RED DOT MYSTERY: can someone explain

Albrown1967 - Oct 10, 2022 at 12:15 AM
thomas1029 Posts 3 Registration date Monday October 10, 2022 Status Member Last seen October 25, 2022 - Oct 10, 2022 at 02:47 AM

RED DOT MYSTERY: Can someone explain?
 

Hello, can someone tell me why there is a red dot with a microphone behind and audio message instead of the gray dot with the persons outline in it?


iPhone / Safari 15.6.1

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thomas1029 Posts 3 Registration date Monday October 10, 2022 Status Member Last seen October 25, 2022
Oct 10, 2022 at 02:47 AM

It’s not random.

The red appears whenever you close or switch away from any app that uses the microphone to let you know that the app is running in the background. Then it goes away once the app has closed.

Sometimes apps take a second or two to fully close when you switch away from them, which is why they may appear briefly after you close them, then disappear after.

You can change which apps have access to your microphone in Settings > Privacy > Microphone. You’re in full control.

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