How to See When Apps Access Your Camera and Microphone on Android

Privacy is a big topic when it comes to mobile devices. iPhones and iPads show little orange and green indicator icons when apps access the device’s camera or microphone. Here’s an Android app that can do the same. Like the LED light on a webcam, the iPhone and iPad show colored dots in the status bar when an app is accessing the camera or microphone. Android shows when apps are accessing your location, but it lacks these indicators.

The app we’ll be using to bring this functionality over to Android is called “Access Dots.” It mimics the colored dots that are present on iPhone and iPad. The app is easy to set up and gives you more information about what apps are doing in the background.

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Cum sa stergi automat mesajele vechi din IPhone

In mod implicit IPhone-ul salveaza fiecare mesaj text. Ca urmare ai putea avea ani de mesaje salvate in ICLoud ocupand spatiu valoros. Din fericire exista o modalitate de a sterge automat mesajele text vechi.

Deschideti ,,Settings ‘’

In “Settings,” atingeti “Messages.”

In “Messages,” derulati in jos pana la “Keep Messages.”

In mod implicit este setat ca mesajele sa se pastreze pentru totdeauna. Aici puteti seta sa se stearga automat mesajele mai vechi de 30 de zile sau un an, in functie de cat timp doriti sa le pastrati.

Dupa ce alegeti 30 de zile sau un an, veti vedea un dialog in care IPhone va intreaba daca doriti sa stergeti mesajele mai vechi.

Atentie!

O data ce ati dat Delete, mesajele vor fi sterse automat si nu se mai pot recupera.

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How to See Your Notification History in Android

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Notifications are a key component of smartphones, so it can be annoying if you accidentally swipe one away before reading it. Introduced in Android 11, “Notification History” is a log of every notification you’ve dismissed. Here’s how to use it.

The Notification History feature is not enabled by default. Once turned on, it will keep a log of every notification that was dismissed over the past 24 hours. This includes system notifications and alerts that appeared and disappeared on their own.

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How to Change Emoji Reactions in Instagram DMs

In Instagram Direct Message, you can double-tap a message to send a heart, and you can press and hold a message to see emoji reactions. Want to customize this? Here’s how to change emoji reactions in Instagram DM. The ability to customize emoji reactions is part of Facebook’s cross-platform messaging feature in Instagram. This update lets you message your Facebook friends from Instagram and brings some Messenger features to Instagram.

If you haven’t updated already, you can do so from Instagram’s Settings menu. From your Instagram profile, tap the hamburger menu button in the top-right corner, and choose the “Settings” option. Here, tap the “Update Messaging” option.

Tap Update Messaging

From the next screen, tap the “Update” button.

Tap Update

Now, the Instagram DM icon at the top-right corner of the app will change to a Messenger icon. Once you have updated, you can customize emoji reactions from any Instagram conversation.

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