How to Turn off Facebook Microphone iOS 17 on iPhone

The iPhone’s microphone can be accessed by apps with privacy rights granted under the iOS settings. This guide covers ways to enable or disable microphone access on apps like Facebook, Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and more.

These tips are also helpful in sending mute videos in Facebook Messenger or posting videos on the post.

How to stop Facebook from listening to you

Pros and cons of microphone access in iOS app

In the same way, we can Enable/ Disable Camera access for the app.

For Facebook users on iOS devices, settings are different for the Facebook and Messenger apps.

Live Facebook Video, uses the microphone to record audio, so it must be enabled. We can’t record the only video for live video.

Otherwise, it will not start.

Share Video in the post, if the microphone is disabled, then audio will not add to post the video.

Send video in Facebook Messenger message: Once you disable the microphone, You can send Video messages on the Messenger app without audio.

Voice Message in Messenger: Also Microphone icon near to send text Message box grayed out, On longer press and hold it, you will get popup message for enable microphone access for messenger app from settings.

Also, the Facebook Messenger app doesn’t work for Audio or Video calls by disabling the microphone only.

Steps to Enable or Turn off microphone for Facebook, Skype on iPhone, iPad

Manage all apps for the microphone at once from Settings

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Next, Swipe down the screen to tap on Privacy & Security.

Open Settings App Tap on Privacy & Security on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on the Microphone option > Tap on Facebook to turn off the toggle next to Facebook so you can stop Facebook from listening to you.

Click on Microphone Tap on Facebook to Disable on iPhone

This is an easy process for Turning off or on microphone access by the app on an iPhone or iPad.

2nd way to Turn microphone access off on a specific app

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone > Swipe Down to the Screen to Tap on the Facebook App.

Open Settings App Select Facebook App on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on the Microphone to Disable the toggle.

Tap on Microphone to Disable the toggle on iPhone

Reverse the above steps (Enable microphone toggle), which will help you fix your problem microphone not working for the FB or Skype app.

Above are the alternate options for using Facebook microphone settings on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Now, the decision is in your hands on allowing or disallowing Facebook microphone access while you use the app or send or post the video.

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