If you are a concern about your privacy, it is better to do a thorough check with some of the downloaded apps in your iPhone. Some of the apps might have access to your camera as well as your photo gallery. You might have inadvertently gives permission to this app and therefore they can have access to your iPhone’s camera function.
Why need to limit access to your camera?
1. Security – By limiting the access to your camera, you will have more security. The last thing you do not want is the app to accidentally access your camera while you are in your private moment. Photos and videos taken with your iPhone camera might also have other information that can pose security and privacy concern such as where and when they are taken.
2. Save battery usage – Some app will access your camera or photo gallery even when you are not using it. This will cause some unnecessary battery usage. Read here on our previous article on how you can save iPhone battery usage
3. Malware – You can limit the app that you have downloaded that might be a potential malware
4. Tidying up – By allowing only certain app have access to your camera, this can serve as a good organizing system and can tidy up your iPhone app management.
So, here are the 4 simple steps on how you can identify which apps have access to your camera.
In your iPhone, go to General Settings
At the General Settings, scroll down and tap “Privacy”
In the “Privacy” menu, tap “Camera”
You will then see a list of Apps that have access to your Camera. Choose which Apps you want to limit the access to your camera.
So, there you have it. 4 simple steps on how you can find out which apps have access to your camera. Please check also our previous article on how to save your iPhone data usage.
Please leave us a comment below on what apps you think should have access to your camera which apps that should not.