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SafeDot

alerts you when a third-party application uses your device camera or microphone
Do you feel envious about the new iOS 14's privacy feature that shows a dot indicator whenever CAMERA or MICROPHONE is accessed?

Safe Dots adds the same iOS 14 style indicators (few pixels light up as a dot) to the top right (default) corner of your screen whenever any third-party app or service uses your phone's camera or microphone.

Safe Dots will be visible even on your lock screen. Configuring the App is as simple as enabling the Safe Dots Accessibility Service (Toggle switch in the App › (More) Downloaded Services/Installed Services › Dot › Enable).

By default, the App is configured to show iOS 14 style colored access dots - green for camera access, orange for microphone access. The App itself does not request for the camera or microphone access so, don't worry!.

The app displays Safe Dots whenever the phone's camera or microphone is engaged by a third-party App.

Maintain an Access Log, which can be accessed from the App's main settings screen. The Access Log shows when the camera/microphone was accessed, which App was in the foreground at the time of access initiation and how long did the access last.

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  • Version 3.0.9 (30009) suggested Added on 2021-07-22

    This version requires Android 7.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • android.permission.QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES

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