Five iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 security and privacy features you need to know about

iOS 14 is out, and if you’re brave enough to install it you will be getting some new security and privacy features. Some are visible, others are buried in the operating system.

Let’s go on a quick tour of five new settings and features you need to know about.

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Camera and microphone access

Every time an app access your camera or microphone, a dot appears above the signal strength meter. A green dot for when the camera is accessed (similar to the green LED that lights up on Macs when the camera is on), and an orange dot for microphone access.

Camera access notification

Camera access notification

Microphone access notification

Microphone access notification

Also, if you access Control Center, there’s a notice at the top showing you recent apps…

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