Apple has just single handely ruined thousands of relationships with this new bug that was discovered.
You can essentially FaceTime someone and listen in without them even answering the call.
It is currently taking the internet by storm and Apple is in complete panic mode to solve the bug.
According to CNN:
A newly discovered privacy bug in Apple’s FaceTime software allows users to hear and see the person they are calling, without the recipient even picking up.
The glitch impacts iPhones and iPads running iOS 12.1, and Apple PCs running macOS Mojave with the newly added Group FaceTime feature.
Now you can answer for yourself on FaceTime even if they don’t answer pic.twitter.com/7PIWE7aW7m— 24/7 HipHop News (@BenjaminEnfield) January 29, 2019
Apple (AAPL) confirmed it started disabling the Group FaceTime feature for all users, but the issue may still impact one-on-one FaceTime calls.
Until the company rolls out a fix later this week, here’s how to disable FaceTime on your Apple device:
- Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad
- Scroll down and select FaceTime
- Toggle off the green button at the top of the screen.
To turn it off on a Mac, follow these steps:
- Open the FaceTime app
- Go to FaceTime on top of the screen
- Select “Turn FaceTime Off.
When the bug is activated, the person who initiated the call is able to hear the live audio on the other person’s phone,
but the screen gives no indication that their conversation is being transmitted.
In some cases, the bug can also show live video of the other person if they press a volume button to dismiss the call.
1. Start a FaceTime video call.— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) January 29, 2019
2. While it’s still ringing, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and click “Add Person.”
3. Add your own phone number to the call.
You’ll now be able to hear the microphone from the other device, even if the owner is nowhere nearby.
Just tested in our office. The other iPhone rang for a minute, and then the call was marked as “Failed”… but I could still hear everything on the other end. 😱— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) January 29, 2019
Tell your kids you knew about the FaceTime bug two weeks ago and then sit them down at the dinner table and calmly ask, “Is there something you want to tell me?” You won’t regret it, trust me 😜— Andrew H. Scott (@CommissionerKY) January 29, 2019
My phone been ringin non stop since this no lie pic.twitter.com/Jq4boRw6Qv— POSITVE VIBES (@PositveDreams) January 29, 2019
Am done with Apple phones pic.twitter.com/WBSIKoz5HI— MuffinZ (@Goitse_za) January 29, 2019
It seems like when Apple is hit with a glitch or bug it typically is a massive one and can be very irritating.
Remember the texting glitch from about a year ago when you could send someone a text and shut down their phone?
The glitch was not solved immediately and was responsible for taking out thousands of iPhones with a simple text.