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How to Stop Apps from Accessing iPhone Microphone

Apple products have always been eulogized for their privacy settings; whether it’s Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPad – privacy is something every user will vouch for. If you check its Privacy settings, you will find many apps like Location Services, Contacts, Calendars, Photos, Camera, Microphone, and others; you can control the privacy of these apps.

A microphone is an important app that is integrated with many other apps like Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp, and more. If you wish to control your microphone, then here is how you can find which apps have got access to the microphone.

Once you find the apps that enjoy access to the microphone, you can toggle it off or keep it toggled on.

How to Prevent Apps from Accessing your iPhone or iPad’s Microphone

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Settings then Privacy on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Microphone.

Tap on Microphone in iPhone Privacy Setting

Step #3. Now, one by one turn off the switch next to each app.

Prevent iPhone or iPad Apps from using Microphone

These apps are ones that can use the Microphone app as the apps have got features that require a microphone. For example, you can leave a voice message via WhatsApp, and hence, you need to integrate the Microphone with WhatsApp. You can toggle the switches of the apps to control them.

Mostly, you require toggling the switches ON to use the microphone to fully use the app. However, for security reasons, you can toggle the switch OFF if you don’t use the microphone.

Apple always makes it sure that all apps in App Store provide the utmost security to users, and therefore, the brand doesn’t want to take any risk; otherwise, there is nothing big in terms of security.

That’s all, mate!

  • Dhvanesh

    The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

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