There’s a serious bug in Apple’s FaceTime video calling platform that has been bouncing around some corners of social media today: you can call somebody via FaceTime and listen to their phone’s microphone regardless of whether the person you’re calling picks up.
The video above gives instructions on how the bug works. The trick doesn’t work for every phone.
1. Start a FaceTime video call.
2. While it’s still ringing, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and click “Add Person.”
3. Add your own phone number to the call.
You’ll now be able to hear the microphone from the other device, even if the owner is nowhere nearby.
Reached for comment, an Apple spokesperson said “We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.”
Read more at The Verge.