A bug in Apple’s FaceTime software lets without them picking up the call, Apple users tune in on the people they are calling, and even watch through their camera.
The bug was quickly recreated by people across networking. CNN Business confirmed the bug on multiple occasions.
Apple said in a statement which it will release it after this week and has identified a cure for the issue. In the meantime, Apple’s site indicates Group FaceTime is inaccessible, and the company confirmed it’s started cluttering the Group FaceTime attribute for all users.
The bug works on iPhones and iPads conducting iOS 12.1, and Apple PCs running macOS Mojave, that have the newly added Group FaceTime feature.
It’s activated when you call someone via FaceTime, swipe to add another individual and add your own phone number. Whoever initiated the call is able to hear the music that is live through the call has not been accepted by the recipient. And their display gives no indication that their conversation is being transmitted. Should they press the call to be dismissed by a volume button Sometimes, the bug may display live video of the other individual.
Disable FaceTime on all your devices until Apple’s software upgrades are released, to avoid falling prey to the bug.
To turn off it on a Mac, open the FaceTime app and proceed to FaceTime on top of the screen, then select “Turn FaceTime Off”.