How to Turn Off Green Dot on Android Phone

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of seeing that green dot next to your name on your Android phone? Maybe you want a break from constantly being available or simply want to have some privacy. Whatever the reason may be, turning off the green dot is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Open Settings

To start, unlock your Android phone and navigate to the Settings app. You can usually find this app either on your home screen or in the app drawer.

Step 2: Find and Tap on Privacy

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you see the Privacy option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Access Permission Manager

In the Privacy settings, locate and tap on Permission Manager. This will open a list of permissions related to various apps and features on your Android device.

Step 4: Disable Microphone Permission for Phone App

In the Permission Manager, look for the Phone app and tap on it. This will open a page with various permissions related to the Phone app.

  • Navigate through the list of permissions until you find Microphone.

    Tap on it to access its settings.

  • You will now see an option called “Show silently in status bar during voice recording“. Make sure this option is turned off by tapping on it if necessary.

  • After disabling the “Show silently in status bar during voice recording” option, the green dot should no longer appear next to your name.

Step 5: Repeat for Other Apps

If you want to turn off the green dot for other apps as well, simply repeat steps 4-6 for each app you wish to modify.


Disabling the green dot will prevent other people from seeing if you are currently using the microphone on your Android device. Keep in mind that this might also disable certain features or functionalities of specific apps that rely on microphone access.

With these easy steps, you can now enjoy a bit more privacy and have control over when your microphone is being used without having that green dot visible on your Android phone. Take control of your privacy and enjoy a more discreet mobile experience!

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