Apple's FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling... before they pick up
Bad news for Apple, but even worst news for you if you decide to not pick up on someone’s FaceTime. You can call somebody via FaceTime and listen to their phone’s microphone regardless of whether the person you’re calling picks up. After multiple people tested out the issue, an Apple spokesperson said they've identified a fix that will be "released in a software update later this week.”
I tried it for myself with my sister in New York… Her iPhone rang for a minute, and then the call was marked as "Failed"... but I could still hear everything on the other end. Let’s just say, I knew she was flushing something down in the bathroom.
So if you see your iPhone ringing with a FaceTime video call, the person calling you could listen to your microphone before you’ve picked up. The bug requires you have an OS that supports Group FaceTime to work.
What’s worse? If one of these “fake” conference calls is happening, if the recipient hits the power or volume button to ignore the call, it not only broadcasts audio to your phone but video as well!
So how does it work?
1. Start a FaceTime video call.
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.
I don't know about you, but I'm disabling FaceTime on my Mac and iPhone until this is resolved.
Settings > FaceTime > Off If you have an apple device do this IMMEDIATELY.
Apple has temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime app. Apple said on its System Status page that Group FaceTime is temporarily unavailable, suggesting the feature was taken offline after the reports.