Do you use your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO smartphone on a daily basis and wonder which application is tracking you and collecting data about you? This is how you can find out which one is being used camera, microphone or your current location.
Which apps on your Xiaomi device are tracking you?
MIUI as a graphic superstructure from Xiaomi offers a number of improvements. One of them is a novelty that is part of native applications. It will show you some elements that will allow you to see in real time that your device has access to the camera, microphone or even location.
Xiaomi really believes in security, and this new setting, which appeared in one of the latest MIUI updates, is proof of that. It is specifically about MIUI 13 Security, that is, a security package aimed at securing the device and protecting user data.
If you want to have access to this function and activate it on your smartphone, you need to go to the following link and download the latest version via MIUI Downloader, that is, an application from Xiaomiui.net for various updates. Once you have this version active on your device, it is important to know that for now these settings are only available in English. Other languages will probably be added later.
The green icon will show you a specific hardware element on the display
This setting will allow you to view specific hardware, which the smartphone uses in real time. An icon for, for example, a camera or microphone or location will appear on the screen. In other words, key elements to protect your privacy and user data.
Moreover, the way to activate this function is very simple. You just need to do the following steps:
- Go to the "Security" application
- Subsequently, to the "Personal data protection" section
- And in the lower part, click again on "Personal data protection"
- There, activate the option "Receive notifications about the behavior of applications"
When you activate this function, a small icon will appear in the upper left part of your smartphone screen green icon of the hardware element currently in use. This will allow you to very easily find out if an application, for example, is currently tracking your location or using the microphone. You can also find out if the given hardware is being used, for example, without your consent, especially in applications that they do not originate from the Play Store.
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