Terrifying FaceTime bug lets you spy on the person you’re calling

Well… this is slightly terrifying.

A major bug has been discovered in Apple’s FaceTime software which allows people to listen in on the person they’re calling before they even accept or reject the call.

To make things even more frightening, the caller can reportedly also see through the person’s camera before they even pick up.


According to 9to5 Mac, all you have to do is call someone on FaceTime and before they answer the phone, swipe up to add yourself to the call. It’s as simple as that…

When contacted by The Verge, an Apple spokesperson confirmed they were aware of the newly discovered bug.

“We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week,” Apple said in a statement.

In the meantime, people are being urged to disable FaceTime until the software fix is rolled out.