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How to Prevent Your iPhone From Being Hacked And What To Do If It Has

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Your iPhone Can be Hacked

According to this USA Today article, if you’ve used someone else’s charger it’s quite possible that your iPhone could have been hacked. That means another individual or organization may have gained access to your texts, emails, search history, passwords or even your data plan.

According to Georgia Tech research scientists, what looks like an iPhone charger may in fact be a computer in disguise. Public iPhone chargers, like you might find at an airport, aren’t entirely trustworthy either. If you have used someone else’s charger or plugged your phone into one of these public-charging stations, you’re protected as long as you do not unlock your phone. But if you do unlock your phone, however briefly, the hacker can upload their malicious software.

The software used to hack your phone is virtually undetectable. Typically it looks exactly like an app you already have on your iPhone (i.e.: Facebook or Twitter) but in fact, could be accessed remotely by the hacker who uploaded it to navigate your phone and download sensitive information.

Five Ways To Determine If Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

How can you tell if your iPhone has been hacked? Our friends at e-How have come up with a list of things you can do to check.

  1. Wake your iPhone and, from the home screen, select the SMS icon

    sms icon
    SMS icon
  2. Have you gotten a message from an unrecognized number? If you have a message that is only a square character, your iPhone may have been the target of an SMS hack.
  3. Have you noticed a change in your phone’s battery life? If your iPhone’s battery is draining faster than usual, a hacker may be using your cell service.
  4. Does your iPhone feel warmer than usual? That may also be a sign that someone is using your cell service without your knowledge.
  5. Can you hear a buzzing sound coming from your iPhone between calls? This could mean that your iPhone’s microphone has been hacked and is transmitting audio without your consent.

If you’re sure your iPhone has been hacked, follow these steps to reset your phone to the factory settings:

Warning: Only reset your phone to the factory settings if you are absolutely sure you have to because you will lose any information you haven’t backed up on your computer.

  1. Plug your iPhone into your computer.
  2. Open iTunes.
  3. Be sure that all important information stored on your phone has been backed up on your computer.
  4. Click “Devices” located on the left side of the window.
  5. Click “Restore” located at the bottom of the window.
  6. After your phone has been reset to the factory settings, you will have to put back whatever apps and music you had on your phone before the reset.

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  • My iPhone seems to have a “mind of its own” and I’m very concerned it might be a hacker. Frequently, my screen acts like somebody else is touching it; apps keeping opening up and even my texts open up to random contacts. Is this a hacker?

  • I have an iPhone 6 and I was texting my friend and all of a sudden he didn’t text back and then I got a text message in blue from someone saying I am you and who are you. I never sent it but he said that he didn’t get any of it. Is it possible that my phone was hacked

  • Is it possible for someone to hack into my phone and get hold of pictures and videos even if I delete them on the camera app and the recently deleted section of the photos app?

  • my ex is claiming that he has access to my iphone 6s and he has the same phone…. how do you block this from happening? he knows of people i talk to and how much i send and receive messages. its scary and disrespectful

  • Guys i received this link on safari saying that my iphone is hacked and i need to call their support believe the site is not legit since it is not apple. Below is the link please check..

  • When i post to a group my screen goes black and then jumps to my icon screen i dont have a phone except text and talk ultra and i use wifi thats locked we just got internet and before I would use the hotspot in the neighborhood

  • My ex is psyco and is always saying that he has hacked my iphone and has all my numbers and messages is thier anyway of telling how and if he has? Please help asap thank you

    • Go to your settings check the messages thing if u see his number in the “send and receive address” he is in fact getting your messages you can take it to AT&T to get it fixed or whatever your phone company is hope this helps

  • While I was waiting on the phone for the person I was calling answer the call…numbers were dialing in background, heard the tones and the numbers 575*** appeared on my screen. It seemed like someone was using my phone. Could my phone be hacked. Both my kids data usage has jumped high, my data is ok, my battery drains fast and gets hot.

  • I’ve got a situation because I was on an app and got threatened that they’re looking at my iPhone data.. can this happen and how?

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