Red lights help your phone camera focus in the dark

Why is there a red light on my phone near the camera?

See a red light on your smart­phone cam­era? Many peo­ple are wor­ried when they first dis­cov­er this “hid­den” sur­prise, but don’t wor­ry, your phone isn’t spy­ing on you. This red light you see is a fea­ture com­mon to many cam­eras. Here we will explain what it is and why it’s there.