Are you worried that someone may be listening in on you?
Then you should install "Block Microphone".
It will protect you from being spied on - and it's FREE.
And Extremely easy to use.
Make sure that the NSA is not listening in on you!
(Or your partner, boss, spouse or some other family member).
Your Device has several Apps that have permission to use the Microphone, and to make Audio Recordings. Some of them also have permission to connect to the Internet. These Apps can make Sound Recordings from what is going on around your Device, and send them to an unknown receiver. Without your knowledge or consent!
Some Spy Apps may even secretly set up automatic hidden and silent Phone Calls to or from your Phone, to listen to you. And you may know nothing about it.
This App - "Block Microphone" - will protect you from being spied on in this way, by enabling you to BLOCK THE MICROPHONE on your device at any time you choose. Before you want to make a Recording yourself, simply touch a button to UNBLOCK the Microphone.
The Microphone is automatically UnBlocked before you start a normal Outgoing or Incoming Phone Call, and Blocked again after the Call is finished. (Due to technical issues on most Android Phones, it is not possible to mute the Microphone during Phone Calls.)
If you are afraid that someone should be making automatic secret and silent Phone Calls to/from your Phone (which is technically possible), you can enable an Option that will give you a warning each time a Phone Call is initiated. When you hear/see that warning - and it is not you that are making the Call, you know that someone is spying on you!
Nothing could be simpler.
A Status Notification always shows if the Microphone is Blocked or not.
An optional feature makes it possible to check that the Microphone is Blocked at regular Intervals (from once a minute to once per day). If it is detected that someone has UN-Blocked the Microphone, it will immediately be Blocked again.
You may verify that it is working, by enabling a Text Notification each time the Microphone is checked.
If you select a short Checking Period, Battery consumption may increase slightly.
- Block or Unblock the Microphone
- Also Blocks Mic for WiFi- and VoIP- Calls, such as Skype, etc
- Notification of Mic Blocking Status
- Optional regular checking that the Mic is still being Blocked
- Optional Visible and/or Audible Warning about Incoming and Outgoing Phone Calls
- Also works (in background) when the Screen is closed
- Starts Automatically at Power-On
Using selected Options of this App, it will be extremely hard to Listen in on you.
According to some of the reports we receive, this App may not work on all devices. If it does NOT work on yours, please send us an email, telling us what Phone/Tablet you are using, and its Android version.
Q: When I have blocked the Mic using this app, I can still run an audio recording app.
Shouldn't this app Block audio spying apps?
A: No. This app will NOT stop Audio Recording Apps - or any other Spy Apps - from running.
This App will BLOCK the MIC (by Muting it), however, so that those apps cannot record any sound. All which will be recorded and heard - is SILENCE. So that they can NOT LISTEN in on you.
Q: When I have blocked the Mic using this app and make a video recording, there is no sound.
A: That is right. Before you start a Video Recording, you should UnBlock the Mic.
Q: The mic is not blocked during phone calls. Why?
A: Due to technical issues on most Android devices, that is impossible to do.
The main purpose of this app is to block the Mic so that no one can make recordings of your surroundings (and send the recorded file to some unknown receiver.)
If you like this App, PLEASE give it a Rating. If you have a problem, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before you consider posting a low Rating. Many problems seem to be caused by simple misunderstandings.