A severe bug in Apple’s FaceTime video calling has been doing rounds on the social media as users complained that you can call anyone via FaceTime and listen to their phone’s microphone even if that person doesn’t pick your call.
The bug allows an iPhone user to place a call using Apple’s FaceTime video calling feature to hear audio from the recipient’s phone even if the recipient has not yet picked up the call. It means the person calling you could listen to your microphone before you’ve picked up the call.
Apple has disabled the Group FaceTime feature for the time being as the bug appears to rely on Apple’s group video calling feature. Recently Apple had introduced the Group FaceTime feature to its iOS 12 operating system but removed it following a bug.
Responding to this, an Apple spokesperson in a statement said, “We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.”
The only way to stop anyone from possibly accessing your audio until a fix is issued by Apple is to disable FaceTime on all your Apple devices.
— Benji Mobb™ (@BmManski) January 28, 2019