Access Dots - Android 12/iOS 14 privacy indicators APK

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Access Dots - Android 12/iOS 14 privacy indicators apk

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Download Version AD_3.5_BETA (10)
Apk Size3.51 MB
App DeveloperIJP
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android7.0 and up

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App Description

Access Dots - Android 12/iOS 14 privacy indicators is spark,access,dots,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit IJP website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 7.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of AD_3.5_BETA Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 1152+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Did you know that once you grant access to your phone's cameramicrophoneGPS location to any third-party App, they can use it silently in the background?

And do you feel envious about the new iOS 14's privacy feature - shows an indicator whenever camera or microphone is accessed? Or you can't wait for Android 12's implementation of the same feature?

Presenting Access Dots for Android, supporting all the way down to Android 7.0!

Access 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 uses your phone's cameramicrophoneGPS location. Access Dots will be visible even on your lockscreen!

Configuring the App is as simple as enabling the Access Dots Accessibility Service (Toggle switch in the App > (More) Downloaded ServicesInstalled Services > Access Dots > Enable). By default the App is configured to show iOS 14 style colored access dots - green for camera access, orange for microphone access and blue for GPS location. The App itself does not request for camera or microphone access, however, to be able to monitor GPS access by any App, 'Access Dots' require GPS location permission.

Access Dots is in early BETA, under development, so far it has the following features:

● Display Access Dots whenever phone's cameramicrophoneGPS location 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 cameramicrophoneGPS location was accessed, which App was in foreground at the time of access initiation and how long did the access last.
● Assign any color to either of the Access Dots.
● On Android 10+, Access Dots by default sticks beside your camera cutout (if your device has.) You can configure the location of Access Dots to the point of specifying XY coordinates.
● If your device supports 'Energy Ring - Universal Edition!' App, then you can wrap Access Dots around the punch hole camera as well.
● The size of Access Dots can be adjusted.

While it's free to change the Access Dots' color to whatever you want, consider making a donation to support the development and have access to few extra configurations like changing the 'size' of the dot or its location on the screen. :)

Note: Please make sure the App is whitelisted under any kind of optimization setting your device has, if the App is killed from background by the System, you may have to restart phone to get the Access Dots active again. 

App ChangeLog

  • 500,000+ downloads, thanks for the support, everyone!
  • * Bug fixes.
  • #1 Added 'Access Dot' for GPS access. Manually grant the one-time permission within the Settings of the App.
  • #2 Multiple Access Dots (Camera/Mic/GPS) now merge into a gradient whenever simultaneously accessed.
  • #3 Access Dots can now display as 'Ring' around punch hole camera if your device supports 'Energy Ring' App. Download and install the companion App.
  • #4 New App Icon.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

In-App billing
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Nathan B-avatar

    Nathan B


    Grade A app. Absolutely love the features. I understand this is still in beta, but unfortunately, the location dot doesn't work for me. Specifically, it'll work for a while after the service is first activated, but then it won't show up even when using Maps. I would have to revoke and allow the location permission every few days. Hope it gets worked out soon. The camera and microphone dots work flawlessly, though. Great work 👍

  2. Kia Kavari-avatar

    Kia Kavari


    Simple app, that brings visibility into mic/camera/location usage that should be baked into android by default, however the icon appears in the middle of the screen in landscape mode. There doesn't seem to be any settings to adjust position when not holding the phone in portrait orientation. Currently I'm on the paid AD_3.6_BETA (hasn't been updated in quite a while) on an S21.

  3. D'animator-avatar



    Incredibly useful. Only problem is that it's strange that Hole-Punch camera positioning isn't free on this app, but it is free on Energy Ring, which I think you guys developed. While most of the monetization makes sense, the Hole-Punch/Around Camera one just doesn't make sense.

  4. Ingram, Anthony-avatar

    Ingram, Anthony


    Its a great app, however the maker decided to paywall the accessibility options for visually impaired. Sleazy. I hope that changes, its a fantastic app and concept. But I wont pay more money just so I can actually use/read an app that bombards me with ads nonstop.

  5. Jer-avatar



    This was an exceptional app, until I restarted my phone and got an advertisement. I realize compensation is nice, especially for such a widely used app, however, just like most other apps with ads that pop up on my homescreen, I will be uninstalling it. 😔 It's been a good run, well over a year now without anything intrusive happening.

  6. Zaphod Beeblebrox 1st-avatar

    Zaphod Beeblebrox 1st


    Works well, slight improvement if it was "rounded corner screen" aware so the circles aren't cut off. It should also cut the circle in half to show both at once. Minor tweak would be to start with different colors for color blind people. Not a huge issue though.

  7. John Doe-avatar

    John Doe


    Feature requests: #1. 12 hour option with AM/PM for logs #2. Let us exclude/whitelist apps we chose #3. Let us customize(position, size, color, whether it's on or off, etc.) each one independently #4. Let us add a generic but recognizable camera and microphone icon within the circle or let us add our own pictures within the icons.

  8. Lory Masters-avatar

    Lory Masters


    Set and go....Always know when your mic is on! (or GPS track or camera use) After months of use I'm still extremely happy with this absolutely * terrific* app. Be safe

  9. Daniel Gauche-avatar

    Daniel Gauche


    I was surprised to find how often pictures are taken without my approval! 5 stars if we could get a list of what apps took the photos. It would also be nice to know which camera had been activated. Also, I have not seen anybof the "Huge Adds" some reviews mentioned.

  10. Colvin Morrison-avatar

    Colvin Morrison


    Hi, just wanted to let you know that on a Oneplus 8 5g phone the app is working for the selfie camera and the mic, but doesn't seem to be working when the rear camera is active, thanks for working on this app, great concept. 👍

  11. Ray Wodanson-avatar

    Ray Wodanson


    Love it! My only wish is it could tell me why my microphone turns on during certain games. They don't have permission for microphone usage so I have to guess it's not the game.

  12. Anh Nguyen-avatar

    Anh Nguyen


    The dot doesn't maintain it's location in landscape mode when you set custom coordinates like the energy ring app from the same developer. I emailed them months ago and still no response even

  13. Craven Moorbooty-avatar

    Craven Moorbooty


    This app tells you virtually nothing. Im on my phone using a hands free and i get an orange dot once in a while. So what? It doesnt tell you why and it doesn't happen all the time. And the new advertisements are as dumb and annoying as they come.

  14. Lark Frady-avatar

    Lark Frady


    Seems to work just fine. It makes me wonder thou when i see one of the dots whats going on and why (when i know i didnt turn anything on)

  15. Samantha McDaniel-avatar

    Samantha McDaniel


    Very useful app, I like it because I didn't realize I needed this app till I randomly found It once day while online.

  16. John Vickery-avatar

    John Vickery


    Caught several issues with FB turning on the camera while I was using the FB application. Thank you for this application.

  17. Shane Thoms-avatar

    Shane Thoms


    Very cool, thanks!! "GPS Status & Toolbox" does not trigger your light.

  18. Jeremy G-avatar

    Jeremy G


    Support dev pack makes the app crash. Also takes about 15 sec to show up. Extras button does nothing.

  19. Michelle Wilson-avatar

    Michelle Wilson


    If u have ever wondered... which apps are currently able to listen in, or watch u... while u r utlizing their app...or otherwise... scope this out. Highly like a charm. 5☆☆☆☆☆ 🙌🧠

  20. Zach Stout-avatar

    Zach Stout


    Has been a necessary app! But stopped working after recent Samsung update on Galaxy Note 10+ 😔

  21. Kenji Tasaka-avatar

    Kenji Tasaka



  22. Gina-avatar



    Honestly a pretty good app. The ads don't bother me and it's pretty nice having it

  23. Homayoun Yousefi'zadeh-avatar

    Homayoun Yousefi'zadeh


    No longer works on LG V60 after upgrading to Android 11. Was working fine with Android 10.

  24. Peter Kiczula-avatar

    Peter Kiczula


    Microphone access isn't detected with Bixby when the button is held down.

  25. Jupiter Davis-avatar

    Jupiter Davis


    Helps out to know which apps uses the mic and camera when you least expect it.

  26. The Servermonitor-avatar

    The Servermonitor


    Newer version is being a memory hog... 180mb average... I went back to an older version!

  27. Kara Reid-avatar

    Kara Reid


    Can't use unless u pay. Was ready to use it but I couldn't do anything with it & it kept flashing to get the dev pack well they start at $2.49 idk if that's for good or each month but they go up from there depending on device number etc. I'm not paying for anything I can't try out first. Uninstalled.

  28. Gino Rossi-avatar

    Gino Rossi


    Good work gentleman! Access Dots always work when I use my mic and or camera, but just recently one of my appswas using my camera without my permission and access, but your notified me the moment it began and I quickly uninstalled that app! I am recommending that all members of my team download your app! Five stars well-deserved gentleman keep up the good work!

  29. Randy D-avatar

    Randy D


    Access Dots didn't work on my device I figured after a couple weeks it should do something didn't happen. I couldn't give 5 stars I couldn't use it. The idea is good the developer should work on this app maybe I would install it again.

  30. Nicholas Coy-avatar

    Nicholas Coy


    The fact that I need a Third party app to do something an iPhone does on an OS level is laughable to say the least. Remember when Android had the cool new features before Apple, then 3 years later when it works right Apple resells it as a brand new idea. Whoops, I forgot to talk about the app. It's great! Does exactly what it says, really well.

  31. Aryan Thompson-avatar

    Aryan Thompson


    So far so good! I just installed it and tested it with a few apps and it does exactly what it says it will. It also logs mic access (which app used it and when) but it doesn't seem to log camera access.

  32. Mayer Goldman-avatar

    Mayer Goldman


    Good app, my only suggestion is if you set the indicator to be beside the camera and you rotate your phone, it tries to go to the old position of the camera. (I tested this in WhatsApp, it happens when you go to camera and rotate your phone to landscape mode)

  33. Scot Nelson-avatar

    Scot Nelson


    I actually forgot this was installed. It just quietly does its job by letting me know if the camera and or the microphone is in use. You get used to it, and it seems like it should be built into android.

  34. Suraj Chakravarthi-avatar

    Suraj Chakravarthi


    This is a must-have app. But there are a few things that need to change though. For one, stop using fancy-looking cursive text. It gives the app a cheap feel. Use standard noto, roboto or other san serif fonts to make your app look professional. Another thing is to have default options for the dot colors. For example, I wanted to try other color options for dots, but then decided to go back to the default values but couldn't. This should change.

  35. shane miles-avatar

    shane miles


    I really really like this app. Haven't had any issues with it turning off or anything. I have a Pixel 5. One thing I've noticed lately though is the "microphone" light comes on whenever I'm playing audio in certain apps like Twitter. I'd rather only have it turned on when the microphone is listening. I don't know if those things can be separated but it's making me think Twitter is listening even though it's playing audio through my microphone. Otherwise, outstanding job!

  36. Dustin Wilson-avatar

    Dustin Wilson


    Thought I would test this app out and kind of forgot about it until I was watching a YouTube video and noticed it was accessing my microphone. Checked settings and it shows as being denied, yet every so often that light pops up while watching a video staying the microphone is being accessed. Not sure if I trust the app or if I distrust YouTube, either way I'm limiting watching YouTube and being extra careful what I say when I am watching. Thanks

  37. Rob Bl-avatar

    Rob Bl


    Off to a good start for a beta, the UI works nicely, and the access log is a great idea! But there are a couple big issues: 1) Because it puts an invisible layer over the screen (draws on top of other apps), it interferes with the ability to click [Allow] when other apps are asking for permissions, and 2) There's no way to pause the app to alleviate problem #1, so you have to force-quit the app in order to click that [Allow] prompt.

  38. The Phantom-avatar

    The Phantom


    Horrible, it doesn't work at all. I have a brand new, top of the line phone and it doesn't work. I payed 2$, for a malfunction. Don't download, for A11 users.

  39. Danny B.-avatar

    Danny B.


    Great app that lights up on selectable screen areas when your video camera & audio microphone is opened (the open video is a different color than the open Audio microphone.) When you run the app, it shows you which apps are opening your camera(s) & microphone. I think that is free, by I may have paid a $1 or 2 to access that feature. If it is pay, it's totally worth it! You can use that list of apps that open your video camera or microphone to determine if that permission should be revoked.

  40. JRG 11-avatar

    JRG 11


    Thanks for the app... it is working wonderful! I always laugh when iPhoners say "well I have this...." umm we've had that for years on Android is 99% of the time my answer! Not trying to be (whatever) it's just true! My ONLY suggestion at this point! And I think I've seen others say the same?!? An Audible Warning ⚠️ would be amazing! That off course could be turned off or on! But if we received a notification as soon as mic or camera triggers? That would be awesome.... GJ Devs!

  41. Desiree - Builduawebsite-avatar

    Desiree - Builduawebsite


    Love this app! Agree with other user about needing an optional audible warning as well. I also think that the ability to show both access dots at the same time when BOTH the camera and mic are being accessed would be ideal. Also, can I please have the email to send yall a screen shot showing a possible error? I would appreciate it. All in all?! AWESOME app, so much so I offered their medium sized donation package to help keep the efforts of this alive for Android users!

  42. Nitish Sood-avatar

    Nitish Sood


    Love the app! Could you add a feature that allows you to exclude certain apps? I have an app that's constantly using the microphone, so the dot is always present, but I'd love to know if another app also tried to use the microphone. That'd make it an invaluable app for me!

  43. Lourie Foust-avatar

    Lourie Foust


    Great app. My only 2 gripes is that are that 1, it doesn't tell you what is using your camera, but tells you that the app you are in is the coperate. 2, It doesn't tell me that something used the mic, when the orange mic dot pops up. I rated it 5 stars anyway because it's in early development

  44. Hikari Playz-avatar

    Hikari Playz


    I wanted this feature in Android because of privacy and now I have it thanks for an awesome app. I would like the option to make it appear as an LED notification for those that still have LED lights on their phones. Just a suggestion. Currently using a galaxy note 9 which has an LED light for notifications. Also to be extra and actually beat apple to the punch. You should add other dots for like apps accessing location,accessing internet(maybe if its possible) etc...

  45. Dave Erickson-avatar

    Dave Erickson


    Seems to works with voice recorder and other camera and mic accessing apps but doesn't show any dot when accessing the most used and most suspect app on my phone - Google Assistant. I launch Google Assistant with "Hey Google" and it launches and talks to me, so it's clearly using the mic but no orange dot ever appears. It also fails to add a record of google assistant to the log. It might be a permission thing but I turned on everything I could find and it made no difference.

  46. A.C.-avatar



    Was working well. Originally gave 5 stars. Now as soon as i open the app I am repeatedly asked to choose an account to use with access dots. Once account is selected it immediately pops up again and will not accept any google account i choose. Very frustrating. Please fix or contact me for further detail. Samsung galaxy note 8

  47. Andrew Beeler-avatar

    Andrew Beeler


    I tried this app for a week and it didn't show any apps using my microphone or camera. I intentionally used apps that access both and they used to trigger an option in Settings, which I turned off, that sent a message in the Silent Notification area when an app uses either. The worst part was the ads. They were HUGE!

  48. Tony T-avatar

    Tony T


    Excellent job , And I don't agree with the comments regarding the fonts that you use because it's more important for an app to act professional than look professional . My only regret is that there is no way to identify the background app that is actually using the camera or microphone

  49. Asad Khan-avatar

    Asad Khan


    Although this is great app but it works only 1 time. Whenever you install it and give access, it works. As soon as you remove this app from recent apps, it stops working until I clear the data and give access again. I'm using POCO X3. Android 10. Waiting for it to fix the issue and I'll leave 5 stars review.

  50. Bryan McGee-avatar

    Bryan McGee


    This is great for a beta. I would love to place it so it shows as a ring around the front facing camera (pixel 5) but the largest size isn't quite large enough. If the size could be increased a few more pixels that would be great.

  51. Evan Bunke-avatar

    Evan Bunke


    Works well, has good customization options. Wish I could make the dot even bigger, so it could be a ring around my punch-hole camera!

  52. Nate Vega-avatar

    Nate Vega


    If iOS 14 is more secure than previous version by Apple, than I guess the Android OS landscape had reached this app as a fine specimen of programming skills and conscious developer ideals that make the more openness and moldable type of operating system as Android a wonderful type of breezy operational landscape and it is because of security features that need to be added in future system app updates that this application makes itself right at home at. Nice clear UI and the experience is great!

  53. Eric Tripoli-avatar

    Eric Tripoli


    I have an A50 and the dots do not appear on my screen at all, wherever I set them pop up. The log seems to work fine, though. I don't think I've ever used an app in development where half of it doesn't work at all. If this issue isn't fixed, this app serves no purpose

  54. Eric Livesay-avatar

    Eric Livesay


    Love this app! It helped me figure out a few shots that were accessing my mic that shouldn't have been. I would gladly pay for an added feature of adding a notification sound.

  55. Mike Doll-avatar

    Mike Doll


    i have been having issues with people not hearing me for 5 or 10 seconds after answering, started working better after uninstalled the app.

  56. BeTheChange-avatar



    Great app that simply works as advertised. I recommend establishing an option to exclude certain apps, as well as a history log that enables users to review when specific apps accessed camera or microphone.

  57. Daniel Hooker-avatar

    Daniel Hooker


    App worked great on my Pixel 2. On my new OnePlus 8 Pro it only works for the front facing camera, the back camera it does not work for. Also, the dot barely shows up on the edge of the display, being cut and almost out of view.

  58. Blake Mims-avatar

    Blake Mims


    Activated for microphone and camera usage when googling and using adobe scan, but didn't see a dot appear when using the native camera app. May adjust rating later, after playing with it more

  59. Joshua Martin-avatar

    Joshua Martin


    Works very well, some interactions don't work like saying Hey Google, but that makes sense because then the microphone light would be on all the time.

  60. klabit87-avatar



    Great app! I would love to see this project become open source so that developers could potentially include this feature in custom roms! Absolutely worth the donation for the excellent work!

  61. Zachary Ludwig-avatar

    Zachary Ludwig


    I love it is seamless and honestly feels like it should be part of the Android experience natively, plus help me figure out that Facebook messenger was randomly activating my microphone.

  62. 3090 149-avatar

    3090 149


    It works according to the logs. But, I haven't been able to see the dots in the upper right corner displayed when it is being accessed . But it will have to do for now . This app should come with the operating system.

  63. Jonny Rizzo-avatar

    Jonny Rizzo


    Wonderful utility for any and all devices. Should have been part of the operating system for years now but luckily this app does everything you'd hope it does and more.

  64. flying_Night_slasher-avatar



    The app is great but there's only one problem the microphone dot doesn't appear when you go Ok Google or Hey Google. But other than that it's great.

  65. Sammie Ginger-avatar

    Sammie Ginger


    Does what it says it does. The developer should consider adding some instructions. I got a little stuck at one point because I needed to exit out of the accessibility screen.

  66. Peter Mishchenko-avatar

    Peter Mishchenko


    It's a must have app! I've noticed some ads use mic when I wouldn't expect it. It worth to contribute to the Dev team!

  67. DEB Foo-avatar

    DEB Foo


    Great app. So Google really watches you. Turned out Google took a photo of me without me knowing about 10 times a day, wouldn't know without this. Thank you!

  68. Brent DeGraaf-avatar

    Brent DeGraaf


    Yes, 3rd party access is detected, but Google microphone access is NOT. I'd like to know whenever my camera or mic is live, not just everybody but Google does...

  69. napalm breath-avatar

    napalm breath


    this app is simple and works well. the pro features are not needed for the app function well and you're not bombarded with loud intrusive ads.

  70. Misses Mimi-avatar

    Misses Mimi


    good app but needs better way to turn on access dots without having to go all through the settings and yadiyadi ya you know whtas up

  71. Umang Raghuvanshi-avatar

    Umang Raghuvanshi


    Works as advertised, simple and easy to use. Feature request: ability to preview the dot from the app settings.

  72. Ben Derr-avatar

    Ben Derr


    App works. Period. Phone was compromised, mic was forced on, Access Dots immediately done what it says it could. Thanks

  73. Damon Fryauff-avatar

    Damon Fryauff


    The app works great. It is really nice to know when third party apps are accessing the microphone and camera. The only thing keeping it from a Five Star is the lack of support for system apps. Knowing if some system app is listening to me would give sense of security that could only be beat by the ability to turn the microphone and camera off all together on something closer to a hardware level. (Not expecting that last part from any app.)

  74. Diana Charboneau-avatar

    Diana Charboneau


    I've had it for about a week n so far it's working as expected. It was great to finally get validation that I'm not imagining this it's legit happening! THANK YOU Developers n team!!

  75. Robert K-avatar

    Robert K


    Neat. Needs a way to show if both the mic and camera are being used at the same time, though. There's a log you can check at the main screen, but other than that you may have no idea that an app was accessing one when you only expected it to access the other. Interface leaves a bit to be desired, but it's not like it's something you look at often to use.

  76. Sy Razi-avatar

    Sy Razi


    Neat little app, free version is not worth it because the default size is obnoxiously large and you need to pay to change it.

  77. Ken Eisen-avatar

    Ken Eisen


    Works great on my Pixel 5! Worth the upgrade to unlock features. I can't wait to see what's coming in the future.

  78. Amine Duskwalker-avatar

    Amine Duskwalker


    A great little app over all however I can't seem to get the dot to show when placing a phone call.

  79. Caleb Faulkner-avatar

    Caleb Faulkner


    Very very good. A couple suggestions - One: the ability to change the dot animation. I don't love how it starts larger than decreases in size personally and how it fades out. I would prefer just on and off. (But it should be a setting so people can choose) Two: Maybe the option to make it so that a silent notification in the bar shows up so that you can drag the bar down and actively see what is using your mic/camera. LOVE it otherwise!

  80. Richard Whalen-avatar

    Richard Whalen


    I like the concept, but I'm uncertain if I want to use it due to the message that I get when I turn it on: "If you turn on Access Dots, your device won't use your screen lock to enhance data encryption." I'm not sure how my screen lock and data encryption work together, but potential loss of encryption does bother me.

  81. Benjamin Harms-avatar

    Benjamin Harms


    I'm not exactly what permissions I had to give this app or if I am compromising the security of my device by disabling secure startup... There is so very little information about what you are doing. But, I gave it a shot and this app works as it's intended and lets me know when an app is using the mic and camera. You just have NO IDEA how often it happens, every single time you open some apps. It's spooky af to think what they do with this data they collect on us.

  82. J R-avatar

    J R


    Excellent app for knowing when your camera or microphone is being used without your knowledge.

  83. Kirk Jones-avatar

    Kirk Jones


    Doesn't indicate when the microphone is on for Google. I can say "Ok Google" and the phone jumps to life and responds, but the light never turns on to show microphone use. Maybe it is a good app for pointing out when 3rd party apps are listening and watching, but it DOES NOT show when the OS is listening and watching.

  84. J Bou-avatar

    J Bou


    This really could not by any simpler to setup and use. The purpose it serves is very unique and yet incredibly useful. In fact, so much so that I am amazed nodody did this before now. Great app, great idea, and great release schedule. I do have one question; is there anyway to determine, either live or checking logs, which app is using the camera/mic? Thank you for doing this.

  85. Erick Hamann-avatar

    Erick Hamann


    Works well for apps like the camera and audio recorders, but misses Google Assistant listening on the mic when you say "OK Google". Oddly it picks it up if you open the Google app and tap the microphone next to the search bar (which I'm sure fewer people use). If it misses this, what else is it not detecting? Galaxy S20 Ultra

  86. Ruel-avatar



    great ... BUT does NOT put dot up in the very top corner above the top status bar (like on iphone) on my UMIDIGI F2. instead puts the dot in the upper corner BELOW the top status bar. not sure if should donate $ to customize the position because don't know if donation would even provide option to move the dot up into/above the top status bar???

  87. Jeremy Baumgartner-avatar

    Jeremy Baumgartner


    Amazing! I love being able to know which app is using my camera or microphone, and why.

  88. Josh Bickham-avatar

    Josh Bickham


    The microphone detection works great. The camera dot Blinks about every 20 seconds no matter if an app is open or not. If I am on the home screen the access log says my launcher activated the camera for 0 seconds. Whatever app is open the access log shows that app accesses it for 0 seconds. Most of the apps it shows accessing the camera doesn't have the permission. Uninstalling until it's resolved.

  89. Jesus Calderon-avatar

    Jesus Calderon


    I really want to like this app and want to support the developer, but I have one problem. Whenever I see the camera dot light up on an app and check if the app has permissions to use the camera or microphone... It turns out the app doesn't have those permissions enabled! So far it has light up on YouTube even though the app is not allowed to use my camera. So my question is, how does this app really work?

  90. Barry Matrana-avatar

    Barry Matrana


    Last night (B4 latest update) if I my camera & a voice recorder were open at the same time, I saw the green & orange dots side by side. Today after the latest update, the green & orange dots are on top of each other so you can't see that both are active (set for "top right" display. What happened ? (If dots overlap, maybe need a third "combo" color [red ?] if camera & mike are open/on.) (I noticed this after I had uninstalled the app, restarted my device, & reinstalled the latest version.)

  91. Christopher Grewal-avatar

    Christopher Grewal


    Very good. Seems to work without any problems. The log is good. As others have suggested: an allow list or a block list to prevent activation by certain apps would be good. Clean up the UI. Do these things and it'll be a brilliant app worth paying for.

  92. Victor Rodriguez-avatar

    Victor Rodriguez


    I just read the about app, the idea is absolutely brilliant!!! I'm going to check out the app more in-depth and then give my opinion but the one week, Right off the back I had few ideas for the app. allow app screen shots of all the information it collects about the app or device that is intruding, set notifications priority. continuously until it is turned off manually by the owner of said device the app is protecting. This is ABSOLUTELY THE NEXT AMAZING SECURITY APP. Good luck, rooting 4 u

  93. Development Train-avatar

    Development Train


    Amazing app! The free version is awesome but I went with the paid version to support this amazing software!

  94. Nick K-avatar

    Nick K


    5 stars for the idea and free release, minus 2 stars for execution. I've seen the dot flash and the log record access from my Reddit is Fun app, which does not have or ever request camera access. Does that mean the notification is wrong about camera access outright or wrong about which app? Either way, it's unfairly casting a bad light on a legitimate app, and frequent "false alarms" like this is going to result in users ignoring the notification, which defeats the whole purpose.

  95. Garrett Malan-avatar

    Garrett Malan


    This app is pretty good but I have two small things I would like to see full screen on pixel 4 is kinda broken where the dot is barely visible cause of the curved edges and secondly I would like the ability to not show the dots for certain apps, with the red dot flashing every time I use the face unlock on my phone it's mildly annoying

  96. Foobert Foobert-avatar

    Foobert Foobert


    Indispensable small app. Does what it says and why wouldn't you want to know when your phone mic or cam are listening?

  97. Edward Philip Freedman-avatar

    Edward Philip Freedman


    I installed Access Dots for Android in my Note 10+, and my Android login pattern and face login capabilities disappeared. I had to force reboot twice before I could log in again. Be warned. Honest bug or malware, I can't say, but highly dangerous at this early stage of development. I feel compromised.

  98. Encrypt3d-avatar



    Really nice app, but I wish there were two dots instead of one. If an app accesses your camera, and then accesses your microphone, the microphone indicator overrides the camera indicator, making it unknown if the camera is actually being used or not.

  99. Spazz lane-avatar

    Spazz lane


    Works mostly as described the only time I don't see the microphone light is when I actually access my ok Google voice assistance

  100. TheRoyal_Saiyan-avatar



    Could it be possible to have a log that we could review that shows which app accessed the camera or microphone when it does it. So if I saw the camera light flash I could open the log and see which app caused it to turn on? That would be very helpful. Thanks.

  101. Jorge Hernandez-avatar

    Jorge Hernandez


    Great app and does what it's supposed to. Well worth paying for it. Feature suggestion if even possible since I'm not an app developer, shows in the access log if either the front, rear, or both cameras are used.

  102. Joseph Mallaber-avatar

    Joseph Mallaber


    Works as advertised. Would like audio alert and option for two dots when both camera and mic are active.

  103. Aniruddh Dodiya-avatar

    Aniruddh Dodiya


    As soon as I did the phone restart I've seen an orange glow for 2 seconds and went away, but couldn't find which the app in log history. It might be a phone startup thing or might be Google Assistant but I was more curious to know which app accessed it at startup but didn't find any logs for the same. Overall a must have app in your Android.

  104. Nic P-avatar

    Nic P


    Great app for ensuring security of camera and microphone! On a technical note, due to the camera embedded in the screen on the Pixel 4A, the left of camera option throws a negative number and an error message. Just thought you should know :-)

  105. Nick Overstreet-avatar

    Nick Overstreet


    Nice clean app, does what it says, nothing more, nothing less. I haven't caught anything unexpected yet, but I generally stay away from questionable apps. It is nice to have peace of mind that something isn't listening in when it shouldn't be.

  106. Diana Duerson-avatar

    Diana Duerson


    Thank you. My phone had been getting very hot. Doing things on its own like coming on when im not using it. Changing wording and some times typing itself. So I sent it back but kept my phone number on new phone. Should I have changed my number also.

  107. Brian Keene-avatar

    Brian Keene


    Works perfectly! Super simple, but I like knowing what is accessing camera and mic. Would love if it surrounded camera. I think it's possible with the custom settings, but I haven't figured it out yet.

  108. Richard French-avatar

    Richard French


    It seems great, however the green dot on my s10+ is going off about every 20 seconds while I am using my phone. Anyone else having this issue. Also in the logs whatever app is open is the one it shows as using the camera. Not sure if someone is taking pictures of me or it's a bug?

  109. Steve Franiuk-avatar

    Steve Franiuk


    I admit I only have just added it. But it seems to work. I like the ability to chose which corner to put the indicator lights. And I have only tested it by turning on and off camera apps. We shall see when I try other apps.

  110. Aravinda P-avatar

    Aravinda P


    Great app, and works well. About Youtube in an earlier review - I have noticed Youtube access my microphone without me having given the permission...Android apps are notorious for this. Sometimes it's like user permission toggles are like a facade.

  111. Jeremy Kieser-avatar

    Jeremy Kieser


    Works well for camera, but it shows microphone is being accessed long after the user is done with it on the OnePlus 3T. Tried with various apps that use the mic and the indicator stayed on for minutes after the apps were closed and even force stopped.

  112. Lisa Maddox-avatar

    Lisa Maddox


    After downloading the app, it did not sure he a permissions screen. Amen i click the bottom to turn the app on, it opens to the accessibility screen from android settings. I'm confused and not happy...

  113. Farhan Bin Amin-avatar

    Farhan Bin Amin


    Works only after for the first time. Then it just doesn't work! Then after reinstalling it works again but only for the first time after the app is opened. Removed any kind of battery restriction for this app and also the accessibility service is also on. But it just only the first time after the app installation.

  114. Phalc-avatar



    I love this app! It even works on the lockscreen when i have my iris iris Iris scanner on. One idea I have is instead of a dot dot dot showing up on the screen, what is it turned on the Notification LED or something on the status bar?

  115. Bob-avatar



    I like the idea, but why does this require internet access permissions? For privacy, I am worried. Also, in the settings portion of the app, it says "Extras!" But I cannot scroll down past it to see the extras.

  116. Nimrod Levi-avatar

    Nimrod Levi


    Concept and design looks great but there seems to be a bug on my OnePlus6T. The camera dot works great, but the mic dot turns on and doesn't turn off after mic use. It also doesnt show mic use on the log.

  117. Mook Woo-avatar

    Mook Woo


    Can you move the delete icon? When I check the history of what app has either accessed my mic or camera, it's so easy to delete the history before actually seeing it.

  118. Matt Weber-avatar

    Matt Weber


    AWESOME! Though the "extras" are OUTRAGEOUS pricing. Also, my rounded corners cut the dots a bit.. I want to adjust sizes, but prices are too high for me. Will give 5 stars when I can get realistic prices & can adjust things to my liking.

  119. Ally Later-avatar

    Ally Later


    This app can appear on top of other apps. It needs that permission to do its magic but the screen overlay permission can (and is) abused. PLUS the app has full internet access. That means it can call home. Users need to be smart. Uninstalled.

  120. Jilly Bean-avatar

    Jilly Bean


    It seemed to work the first time I opened it and it never worked again. it will open and everything but it's not telling me that the camera or the microphone are coming on and I'm opening them on purpose to check.

  121. Sarat Chandra Karumuri-avatar

    Sarat Chandra Karumuri


    Great app, but it would be great to have notification shade enabled and showing a silent notification about which app is currently using the camera or mic so that we can know which app is using right away rather than going into app to view access log

  122. Barb Sharrer-avatar

    Barb Sharrer


    Thank you for this application! Is there a way the buttons can be larger? I am unable to make the dot notice larger. Beyond that this is exactly what I wanted to know for my safety and security

  123. Gerardo Lopez-avatar

    Gerardo Lopez


    Doesn't work, I just installed the app, opened it to see if I needed to accept any T&C's, but nothing popped up. I then opened my voice recorder and there was no notifications from this app.

  124. Ron2 Get-avatar

    Ron2 Get


    This app critizes other apps as snoops to your mic and camera. Only way DOTS works is to install as service giving it total and complete access to every aspect of your phone. I'm okay with google assistant being a service. But who is behind DOTS?

  125. Tawnee Conditt-avatar

    Tawnee Conditt


    So far its been awesome helpful app!! Just wish there was a third color for when both the camera and microphone are accessed at the same time.

  126. GiGi-avatar



    One early suggestion... build a preview option that shows (in real time) any changes made regarding position, size and color of dots. This makes configuration much much easier! 😉

  127. Louis Berding-avatar

    Louis Berding


    This app works perfectly on my Pixel 4 xl running Android 11. I would love an option to assist the length of time before it fades away. Then, the app would be perfect!

  128. Michael Hill-avatar

    Michael Hill


    Seems to do what it's supposed to actually hoping to see an update before I spend any money though and not sure what the money gets you other than some extras and I'm hoping no ads

  129. David Pennington-avatar

    David Pennington


    Brilliant! This is a must have app for every user. One option I'd like to see is a log of each time the alert fired and which app caused the alert. Great job!!

  130. Dale-avatar



    Wow. In two days i see camera access from dozens of apps that i was not aware of. Reddit, strava, weatherbug,onenote, alltrails, google, fidelity, messaging, BofA, I heart radio, drudge. Access dots, too!Eye-opening.

  131. Sean P.-avatar

    Sean P.


    Great app! Would love to see more features in future updates for a justifiable premium asking price. But as a first step, you have my 5 🌟

  132. Colin-avatar



    Fantastic app, easily customizable, and makes you aware of which apps are accessing your camera/mic without knowing. Already found out Bixby Routines is accessing my camera randomly.

  133. Jeremy Levine-avatar

    Jeremy Levine


    Works exceedingly well, and overall provides the advertised service while being free

  134. David Esquivel-avatar

    David Esquivel


    Went from a version 1 non-beta to a version 2 beta after updating? Suspicious, plus it was completely deactivated after "update". It didn't say it was "under development" on the main screen before.

  135. Stop D-avatar

    Stop D


    So far so good i guess wish the access log would be in more detail when it says system iu

  136. MJ Basrawi-avatar

    MJ Basrawi


    Great app. One thing that would make it better, can you stop the app from rotating with the screen? This would present the dot from moving with the screen

  137. Debbie Pomerance-avatar

    Debbie Pomerance


    Many perms needed, some devs give clear explamation why each perm is required, not here. Gd/bd dot for voice record yes, but dot did not disappear after shutting down record. Phone 10/Samsung. 2nd star only 4 try. I would love to retry - i hope it improves.

  138. Opemilekan Adesunloye-avatar

    Opemilekan Adesunloye


    I like this app. Right now the only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars is the lack of an option to use a notification led. Other than that it's a cool app.

  139. Kranthi Kumar Kotagiri-avatar

    Kranthi Kumar Kotagiri


    Stopped working on galaxy s20 USA unlocked version. Logs show continuous green dot for camera for System UI. But it shows continuous orange dot on the screen, unless I restart or force stop!

  140. Jeffery Dietrich-avatar

    Jeffery Dietrich


    Takes a little to get use to but in the long run it's well worth the heart ache you save while downloading this app very good;)

  141. Justin Wilson-avatar

    Justin Wilson


    Fantastic app to fill a security concern! Would love to see the option to ignore input from System UI.. kinda freaked out a second until I realized my pixel 4 was just scanning for my face 😅

  142. Michael Saraino-avatar

    Michael Saraino


    Does exactly what is says it does. Great app. Knowing when something is accessing my microphone or camera is priceless.

  143. David Thomson-avatar

    David Thomson


    When a website would ask for permission to send notifications and I blocked it then chrome would say an app was in the foreground interfering and put me in a perpetual loop of "try again" "block"

  144. Archon JK-avatar

    Archon JK


    Work well on my Pixel 4 XL, and my 2 big issues are being addressed (dot being obscured by rounded corners -fixed, only 1 dot can appear at a time - fix coming)

  145. Nathan Vega-avatar

    Nathan Vega


    As a mobile security private analyst, i am absolutely glad to have a company that has a security based app such as this on the Google Play Store for the general public to use and show which apps may be accessing there private controls on their smartphones - a security must! Thank you!

  146. JohnnyDoom-avatar



    Nice little app, gives you a peace of mind that you still can have some security on your phone. Thank you for this app, Totally a 5 star app.

  147. Sourabh Karmakar-avatar

    Sourabh Karmakar


    Great idea! If you add the same for contacts, phone, and location also, it will become very useful!

  148. Paul Sapiano-avatar

    Paul Sapiano


    Great idea, amazing how many times camera and mic are accessed. Wish I could tell which apps were the culprits.

  149. Preston Crowe-avatar

    Preston Crowe


    Works great and does what it's supposed to do! My only problem is that it's a little close to the edge, so a fine adjustment setting would be nice.

  150. Noah Bonner-avatar

    Noah Bonner


    I like the app and to my knowledge, the app works. But according to the access log, the app using my camera. For an app focused on privacy, it is ironic how it uses my camera and I would like to ask why.