Microphone access

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by iMaven, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. iMaven macrumors 6502

    iMaven

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    Why are all these apps asking for microphone access?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Which apps?

    In iOS 7, apps must request permission to use the microphone, which the user can accept or deny.

    Apps like Shazam request microphone access because they use the microphone to hear (Shazam listens to a song and identifies it for you).
     
  3. iMaven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Shopkick and some other apps. Did they always have access, but iOS 7 changed it to ask for permission?
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Yes.
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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  6. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    Youtube, soundhound, google translate and all audio recording apps
     
  7. iMaven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like quite a few have access to the microphone. Glad they changed to ask for permission.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    They only have access when they are the active App and are not listening in the background.
     

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