Why do I see a “Screen Broadcast” / “Recording Icon” / “Red Dot” on the notification bar while testing on iOS devices?

Live sessions run on real devices. What this means is: when you are testing with Live, we stream the device screen to your browser. To improve interactions on iOS devices, we have made fundamental changes to our streaming architecture. We now leverage the iOS native screen broadcast technology, resulting in superior interaction and streaming performance. This change is what causes the “Screen Broadcast” / “Recording Icon” / “Red Dot” to appear on the notification bar.

Your session streams and all interactions with the device are secure, not being recorded and only you can view them.

Read more about our security policies.