These notifications signal that certain tools are ready to be used for the iPhone user, and can be helpful to look out for.
How do iPhones send users an alert?
The iPhone comes with a number of different applications that can help with many tasks.
Most iPhone models come with various and different colored signals to notify the user when an application is in use.
Some of the alerts come in as push notifications with sounds, and others are much more subtle.
The green and yellow-orange dots on the upper right hand corner on an iPhone are subtle and if you don’t look close enough, you might miss it.
What is the green dot on an iPhone?
All of the dots that flash on the iPhone are designed to help the user understand when certain applications on their phone are being used.
The green dot on the front of the iPhone signifies that the camera is in use.
If you open up the camera application, the green dot will light up to indicate that the camera is ready to perform.
Other platforms that will trigger the green dot include Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok, where you can take pictures directly on the applications rather than going through the step of opening the camera.
What does the orange-yellow dot mean?
Sometimes iPhone users will see a yellow or orange dot appear on their screen while using their device.
The yellow and orange notification dot is different from the green indicator, although they serve similar purposes.
The yellow and orange dot notifies the user when their microphone is in use.
While it might not come on during camera utilization, it’s most likely to flash when a recording app is ready to use.
The microphone application, Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram are all triggers of the yellow notification that appears on the top and front part of the iPhone.