Prevent Eavesdropping And Beat The Apple FaceTime Bug To Secure Your Calls

Prevent Eavesdropping And Beat The Apple FaceTime Bug To Secure Your Calls

Prevent Eavesdropping And Beat The Apple FaceTime Bug To Secure Your Calls

Prevent Eavesdropping And Beat The Apple FaceTime Bug To Secure Your Calls

Apple’s convenient videotelephony product, FaceTime, has been invaded by a bug. The issue has just been recently discovered, and Apple is still looking at how to settle the matter immediately. The glitch on FaceTime is with the calling feature of the on-camera. It bugs out and causes the audio to pick up the sound from the opposite end of the caller even before the call is technically connected.

This Apple glitch can be an issue especially for people who are used to talking or murmuring while waiting for the call to be technically connected. The person on the other end can hear the audio of the caller even before he picks it up and responds to the call. The caller might be caught off guard without the knowledge how the bug works.

To prevent any embarrassing mishap, FaceTime users must turn off the bug before securely making calls. The bug mainly affects iPhone and iPads running on the iOS 12.1 version and personal computer units using the Mojave MacOS. The bug affects mostly group calls in FaceTime but private, and individual calls can still be possibly impinged on.

There are different steps in handling the bug depending on the device used. iPhone and iPad users will have to do various steps from that of the Mac users.

First, for iPhone and iPad users, here are the basic things to do:

1. Open Up the iPhone or iPad Settings
2. Select the feature FaceTime
3. Locate the green button at the top part of the unit and switch it off

For FaceTIme Mac users, here are the steps to turn off the bug:

1. Open the FaceTime app to activate the feature
2. Turn off the feature by selecting the “Turn FaceTime Off.”
button at the top side of the screen.

The bug can be quickly turned off, but the main concern is the awareness of some users. Some people are not yet aware of the glitch and may cause some problems if left unattended. This information aims to reach other users so they can manage the glitch while the full fix from Apple is deployed.

9to5Mac was the first person to break the glitch when he did the following steps:

1. Initiate a FaceTime video call with a contact from iPhone.
2. While the call is trying to connect, swipe up starting from the bottom of the screen. Then tap Add Person.
3. Input your phone number in the Add Person option.
4. The group FaceTime call is now activated between you and the other person originally dialed.

This enables people to hear the private conversation without the knowledge of the receiver.