Is your iPhone taking pictures without your permission? You're not alone
Seeing an image of yourself while on video call qualifies as plain creepy in our weird glitches rating, but it seems quite real as this Apple forum thread has generated three pages of users sharing this very complaint: while on Facetime a random picture pops up and it's nothing that you've shot, but rather a photograph the spooky iPhone seems to have captured on his own. The image doesn't appear in the Camera Roll and the issue seems hard to reproduce due to the random occurrence.
Below is a first-hand description of the issue:
“My boyfriend and I have both recently experienced this problem several times - when one of us is calling the other via FaceTime, an old picture freezes on our screen, while the person receiving the call only sees a black screen. It's kind of creepy, because it brought up photos of both of us at work, where I have used FaceTime a few times but he never has. We're just wondering how/why this is happening, and if there is a fix. It's not terribly inconvenient, but it's definitely unsettling, where is seems that even if we haven't taken a picture or used FaceTime, the camera is keeping images.”
As unlikely as it all sounds, the amount of complaints has grown. Could your iPhone be spying on you? We would hate to go into any conspiracy theories, but we would love to hear back from you – has this happened on your iDevice? Let us know in the comments below!
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