Green Camera & Microphone Icon appearing on my Galaxy Phone

Last Update date : Apr 24. 2024

Keep prying eyes and ears away. A green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the screen when any app is using the camera or microphone. You can also use quick panel controls to temporarily block all apps from using the camera or microphone Follow the below guide for step-by-step instructions.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. This setting is only available on Galaxy devices operating on OS 12 and above.

1 When launching an app that has permissions to your camera or micophone (e.g. Camera app) green camera and micophone icon will appear on the top right of the screen
Launching camera app
2 Using 2 fingers swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Settings Panel
Swipe down on screen to access Quick Settings Pane
3 Tap on green
Tap on green camera and microphone icon
4 If you would like to update the camera or microphone permissions for that specific application tap on green camer app icon or green microphone icon
Tap on green camera and microphone icon
5 Select Camera or Microphone
Tap on camera and microphone permission
6 Choose your preferred Camera permission
Updating Camera permission

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