iOS 14 feature catches Instagram accessing phones’ cameras

published 26.07.2020 08:03

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We found and are fixing a bug in iOS 14 Beta that mistakenly indicates that some people are using the camera when they aren’t.

As the camera feature is accessible a swipe away from the home screen, Instagram is claiming that a bug was registering as the camera being on even on the Feed.

But people were rightly worried that a popular app such as Instagram was potentially accessing their iPhones’ cameras without their knowledge.

It’s all part of iOS 14’s new features that try to make you more aware of what apps are accessing, and since the beta launch it has outed some bad behaviour.

These companies also blamed bugs – it’s very hard to tell if this is the truth or not, but at least Apple has found a way to get companies to change their apps’ suspicious behaviour.

by Henry Burrell from

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