How to Stop Apps from Accessing your iPhone Microphone

The microphone on smartphones makes our life easy. However, nowadays, the feature is being misused by a lot of social media sites. Here is how to stop particular apps from using the microphone of your iPhone or iPad.

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 reason, 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 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!

Do share your feedback with us in the comment below. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, make sure to download our iOS app on your iPhone and iPad.