Apples new software bug may be taking the idea of an invasion of privacy to a whole new level as FaceTime shows a major glitch!
You may want to start watching what you say when you get a FaceTime call that you don’t want to answer because, with this new glitch, the person calling will hear you talking.
According to 9to5Mac, you can call somebody via FaceTime and listen to their phone’s microphone regardless of whether the person you’re calling picks up.
With this being such a major topic floating around social media, Apple released a statement saying,
“We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.”
This is how the process works. A call is made via FaceTime video, before the person being called answers, the caller must add another caller to the party. Once you have a second party in the call, FaceTime will notice that there is an “active” conference call going on and the audio is now open to the other caller even though they haven’t picked up the phone.
Now this only works on iPhones that are running on the latest iOS with group FaceTime being supported.
This new glitch runs parallel to the new AirPod feature. If an iPhone user has the wireless headphones, they are able to enable a control called “Listen In” where the phone is left in one room and the user goes to another room and is able to hear everything being said through their headphones.
Apple is getting more and more innovative with these spying features, even if one is simply a glitch.
So with that being said, be aware, be very aware of FaceTime calls you may be receiving until the glitch is fixed.
Take a look at how it works below and let us know what you think!
— Benji Mobb™ (@BmManski) January 28, 2019