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Check your iPhone now – warning signs someone is SPYING you and how to stop it

A TECH expert has revealed what you should do if you suspect someone is spying on your iPhone.

Snooping doesn’t always mean that a remote hacker got into your phone – it could be someone closer to home that you misplaced your trust.

Petty thieves are not always people from far away countries...

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Petty thieves are not always people from far away countries…Credit: Alamy

This is why you should keep passwords and passcodes private.

While your first thought might be to change your iPhone’s passcode, it’s probably better to reboot before that, because ZDNet explain.

Restart iPhone

The first thing you should do is to completely restart your iPhone, as this will remove any hacks that have been uploaded to it.

You can do this by holding the side button and the volume down button until the power slider appears.

Slide it to the right and allow the phone to turn off.

After it turns black, turn it back on by holding the top or side button until the Apple logo appears.

Change iPhone passcode

You should probably change your passcode now.

You can do this by going to SettingFollowed by Face ID & Passcode.

Enter your current passcode, then scroll down Change Password.

Set a new passcode – and don’t share it with anyone.

Check Face IDs That Aren’t Yours

The person behind the spying may also have added their face to Face ID (or Touch ID if you’re using an older iPhone).

So the best thing to do is check.

If you’ve only set up one face to work on Face ID, this trick should give you an idea.

In Face ID & Passcodesearch Set up an alternate interface.

If you see it, you’re fine, but if it’s not there – and you haven’t set up a second one yourself before – this could be someone’s way of getting into your phone.

Light weight Reset Face IDto delete all stored Face IDs and set up your Face ID again.

For those with iPhone Touch ID, go to Touch ID & Passcode, select fingerprints one by one and select Remove fingerprints to remove.

Install an anti-spyware app

Anti-spyware apps can help detect anything that doesn’t look right.

Certo AntiSpy not quite an application, more of a tool you can run on your computer.

iVerify is a security toolkit app that you may also want to look into.

Stop giving your phone to someone else

No matter how hard it is, the best way to protect yourself from these threats going forward is to not give your phone to anyone else.

Face ID reset is a possible solution

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Face ID reset is a possible solutionCredit: Alamy

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