How to stop Facebook from accessing the microphone

If you receive an advertisement in a news feed on Facebook that is strangely associated with something you’ve been discussing with a friend, you might think Facebook is listening to your conversations through the messaging application, which gives you permission to access the microphone when you start using it, but Facebook categorically denied that.

But, it’s a really scary coincidence when you tell your friend in a face-to-face conversation, not via any chat method, that he needs apple cider vinegar for a recipe, and then after less than half an hour you see the apple cider vinegar announcement, Facebook does not listen to us according to its statements, for privacy, it is not bad to disable this feature.

How to turn off the microphone in Facebook application

In order for any third-party app to access your iPhone or iPad microphone, you must grant permission when prompted. First, when you install the Facebook app for the first time, you may have given permission to the app to access the microphone. If you want to cancel this permission, you can do so. by:

  1. Turn on the settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Click Privacy.
  3. Select Microphone.
  4. Press the Facebook key to turn it off.

If Facebook is not listed in the micro phone section of your privacy settings, you did not give Facebook permission to access your micro phone on this device, and you can check back by checking the app permissions in the settings by:

  1. Turn on the settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll to the Apps section and click on Facebook.
  3. Press the micro phone key to turn it off.

If you do not see the micro phone key, you have not given Facebook permission to access the micro phone.

How to turn off the microphone in Facebook

  1. Turn on the settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Click Privacy.
  3. Select Microphone.
  4. Press the Facebook button to turn it off.

If Facebook Messenger is not listed in the microphone section of your privacy settings, it is because you have not given permission to access your microphone, and you can check back from this by checking the app permissions in the settings by:

  1. Turn on the settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll to the Applications section, and then click Messenger.
  3. Press the microphone key to turn it off.

If you do not see the micro-phone key, you do not give permission to Facebook Messenger to access the micro phone, and you can also review other apps that have allowed you to access the micro phone and disable any apps that you do not actually use with the microphone feature.

How to turn off the microphone for Safari browser

If you use Facebook through a Safari browser on your iPhone phone, instead of the official Facebook app, or maybe in addition, you might consider turning off the micro phone and camera for the Safari browser.

  1. Turn on the settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Click Safari.
  3. Scroll down and close the camera and micro phone key under Privacy and Security.