How do deactivate the green sensor indicator (microphone and camera)?

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and_novice

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Jan 14, 2022
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Hi everyone,

I recently noticed the green indicator lighting up when I use my phone, indicating that the microphone or camera is being accessed.

How can I disable that function, it is a bit irriating as it keeps popping on when I use the phone?

Many thanks

Andy
 

V0latyle

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Hi everyone,

I recently noticed the green indicator lighting up when I use my phone, indicating that the microphone or camera is being accessed.

How can I disable that function, it is a bit irriating as it keeps popping on when I use the phone?

Many thanks

Andy
It's an integral privacy feature of Android 12. It may be possible to disable it using a Magisk module, but I don't know of a specific module that might do it, nor would I ever want to in the interests of privacy.
 
I have the solution!

Activate the developer option on the phone. Enable USB debugging.

Install platform tools on the PC.
Connect cell phone to PC.

Start command prompt with platform-tools. E.g. C:\platform-tools>
then type in ADB DEVICES and confirm on the phone.
The phone should now appear in the list.
Now copy and paste the following line

Code:
adb shell cmd device_config put privacy camera_mic_icons_enabled false default

and confirm with Enter.
From now on there is no longer a green dot when using the camera and microphone.
Restore the green dot with

Code:
adb shell cmd device_config put privacy camera_mic_icons_enabled true default
 

pies88

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May 10, 2022
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I have the solution!

Activate the developer option on the phone. Enable USB debugging.

Install platform tools on the PC.
Connect cell phone to PC.

Start command prompt with platform-tools. E.g. C:\platform-tools>
then type in ADB DEVICES and confirm on the phone.
The phone should now appear in the list.
Now copy and paste the following line

Code:
adb shell cmd device_config put privacy camera_mic_icons_enabled false default

and confirm with Enter.
From now on there is no longer a green dot when using the camera and microphone.
Restore the green dot with

Code:
adb shell cmd device_config put privacy camera_mic_icons_enabled true default
This works great. However, if you reboot the device, the annoying icon is back. Do you know of a more permanent solution? Thanks!
 

asdlasdf

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Jul 7, 2022
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I tried the method, worked once, but next time when I tried to use the front camera to record a video, although it showed no green dot, the video wasnt catched! only voices.... anyone knows how to resolve it? thx
 

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    Hi everyone,

    I recently noticed the green indicator lighting up when I use my phone, indicating that the microphone or camera is being accessed.

    How can I disable that function, it is a bit irriating as it keeps popping on when I use the phone?

    Many thanks

    Andy
    It's an integral privacy feature of Android 12. It may be possible to disable it using a Magisk module, but I don't know of a specific module that might do it, nor would I ever want to in the interests of privacy.
    2
    I have the solution!

    Activate the developer option on the phone. Enable USB debugging.

    Install platform tools on the PC.
    Connect cell phone to PC.

    Start command prompt with platform-tools. E.g. C:\platform-tools>
    then type in ADB DEVICES and confirm on the phone.
    The phone should now appear in the list.
    Now copy and paste the following line

    Code:
    adb shell cmd device_config put privacy camera_mic_icons_enabled false default

    and confirm with Enter.
    From now on there is no longer a green dot when using the camera and microphone.
    Restore the green dot with

    Code:
    adb shell cmd device_config put privacy camera_mic_icons_enabled true default