How to Know If You’re Being Spied Through Your Phone

Smartphones are incredibly fascinating. They allow us to do many things on the go – shop, chat, take pictures, listen to music, watch movies, make ticket reservations, and so on. These nifty mini computers have become so advanced they can provide enough storage and power to allow us to have our digital lives in them. They make everything convenient, but then, they also leave the door wide open for intruders and malicious individuals.

For starters, jealous boyfriends/girlfriends and psycho ex’s are not the only ones interested in your activities. Hackers, digital attackers, and even the government would like to lay their hands on your personal information.

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So, are you curious to know if someone is spying on you? Check out these red flag.

Sudden drop in battery life.

It is normal for your phone to start dying with time, especially if you’re throwing more work at your device. What’s unusual however is a sudden drop in battery life. Tracking software running in the background and doing other things can take up a lot of juice, leading your battery life to drop suddenly.

Unusually high data usage.

Tracking app will try to update your tracker constantly, needing it to use more data. If you’re noticing unusual usage of your data even you rarely go online, you are likely being spied on. And what’s even bad about it is that if you’ll be the one paying for their used data, especially if you’re on a tiered data plan.

Sudden temperature rise.

Phones do get too hot while charging and during hard-core gaming. But when idle? That’s definitely a telltale sign that some people are trying to access your information without you knowing it.

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Unusual noises.

Paranormal aside, if you are habitually hearing weird noises such as echoing, beeping, or white nose, during calls, there is a greater chance that you are being spied on. Of course, receptions can be bad sometimes, but it should not be a regular thing.

Weird messages from unknown source.

These can be anything. They can be a bunch of letters and numbers that seem to look like a code. And in some cases, random text messages from strangers. Attackers often send these to communicate with a phone and give it an instruction.

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