Ever get the feeling that someone has been using your mobile phone while you were out of the room or asleep?
Whether you have something to hide or not, experts have revealed seven tell-tale signs that are indicators you may not be the only person accessing your mobile.
Now all you need to worry about is confronting them.
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1. Check your internet history
Up first is the oldest trick in the book – check your internet history.
Now, if you are dealing with an experienced phone spy the chances are they would not have slipped up in this easily.
But even then, checking your browsing history could reveal that someone has been on your phone without you knowing.
Who knows what that might throw up…
Checking your internet history could reveal that someone else has been on your phone without you knowing
The oldest trick in the book: Check your internet history
2. Look at your app carousel
If your phone snooper was smart enough to delete their browsing history, they may have overlooked the app carousel.
This can be accessed on iPhones when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen and pause in the centre for a moment.
For older models you can alternatively double click the home button.
The carousel reveals to you the order of apps that you have most recently used, which means if something unexpected pops up something may be amiss.
The carousel reveals to you the order of apps that you have most recently used
3. There is unusually high data usage
Are you getting the dreaded text message that your data allowance has almost been used up for the month slightly earlier than normal?
That could indicate that someone has been on your phone more than usual.
You may only be able to detect this if someone has been seriously snooping on your phone – but unusually high data usage could still be a sign.
4. Messages have been read without you knowing
Another clear way to detect unusual activity is if all your messages appear as read when you haven’t actually clicked on them.
You might start getting messages from friends asking why you haven’t replied, for instance.
Unfortunately for all phone spies – you can’t un-read a message. This makes it just that bit more easy to catch them!
Maybe the reason you are so bad at replying to messages is because a phone spy has been secretly reading all of them!
5. Screen time
Similar to high data usage levels, if your screen time has suddenly shot up that may be another indicator that someone has been on your phone without your knowledge.
By going into your settings you can see all the activity on your screen time.
As well as monitoring the overall time you have spent on your phone, you can also check what apps you were on at what point in the day.
For example, if you know you weren’t on your phone at 1pm but the screen time activity says you were on Instagram, this could give you all the snooping evidence you need.
6. You receive weird or offensive text messages
Perhaps your phone spy may have heard of the previous tip and they then delete any conversations they have had.
If you then start to receive odd or angry messages from people who appear to have been in conversation with you, this could be another sign of foul play.
Lets hope that whoever has been snooping on your phone hasn’t angered anybody…
An out of the blue weird text message from somebody could be a sign of unusual activity
7. Deteriorating battery life
Last but not least – a simple enough way to check if someone has been on your phone is to check your battery life.
If – out of nowhere – your battery life suddenly drops into the red, this could be a sign of unusual activity.
Consistently deteriorating battery life could just be a sign that you need an upgrade however… If
If your battery life suddenly drops into the red, this could be a sign of unusual activity