About the orange and green indicators in your iPhone status bar

With iOS 14 or later, an orange dot, an orange square, or a green dot indicates when the microphone or camera is being used by an app. 

iPhone with orange indicator in status bar

An orange indicator  means the microphone is being used by an app on your iPhone. This indicator appears as an orange square if the Differentiate Without Color setting is turned on in Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size.

iphone with green indicator in status bar

A green indicator  means either the camera only or the camera and microphone are being used by an app on your iPhone.

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