Apple’s FaceTime service has been around for years and for the most part, it has been used without incident. However in recent times, there was a report of a FaceTime bug that allowed a caller to listen in on the person they’re calling without them needing to answer the call! This is scary and worrying, but until a permanent fix has been issued, perhaps turning off FaceTime completely might be a good idea.

At this time of posting, Apple has stated that they have disabled Group FaceTime which was how the bug was exploited. We’re not sure if this bug can be replicated in one-on-one FaceTime calls, but if you’d rather be safe than sorry, here’s how you can go about turning it off.

  1. Launch the Settings app
  2. Scroll down until you see “FaceTime” and click on it
  3. Tap the toggle next to “FaceTime”
  4. If it is no longer green that means FaceTime has been turned off

You can simply repeat the steps above if you would like to turn it back on.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about Facetime, iOS, Privacy and Security.

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