Beware of iPhone hacks related to spying through walls and your private conversations.
BEWARE if someone has left their iPhone in the room as they could use it to spy on you or to play your online roulette games.
All the snooper needs are Bluetooth headphones such as AirPods and they can literally hear any private conversation through walls.
The hack was revealed on TikTok by user Dalilamouhib who said she was “shocked” by how it could be used to eavesdrop on partners and friends.
“You can hear everything, everything through your AirPods,” she told her 99,000 subscribers.
“You leave your phone in one room, go into another room and you can hear what people are saying in the room your phone is in, loud and clear. And they won’t know.”
This strange method is achieved by abusing the hearing impaired feature of the iPhone. It’s found in Control Centre, where you tap the plus sign next to Hearing. All a person has to do is, swipe down to open Control Centre and select the Hearing icon.
From there, activate Live Listening and they can leave the phone in a room and hear everything the phone hears in their headphones.
Of course, spying on people is not encouraged.
It will only work as far as the Bluetooth connection will allow, but can still be used from multiple rooms, even with the doors closed.
If you think someone is trying it, an orange microphone icon will appear in the top left of the iPhone screen.
Dalilamouhib’s video has been liked by over 3 million people.
“Despite the many other obvious “uses” it may have, the feature is designed to help people with hearing loss so they can place their phone near a noise source and hear it even from a distance, say for a lecture at university,” said Tom Peet of Repair Outlet.