Never trust a sneaky snake with an iPhone! The popular iOS device from Apple offers a wealth of practical, useful functions that enrich everyday life. (Did you know that you a Harry Potter Cast a spell to open your iPhone’s flashlight by saying “Hey Siri, lumos!”?)
However, while most take advantage of these beneficial iOS perks for good, there are a few bad apples that will no doubt rub their hands devilishly at the thought of using these tricks to facilitate their deceptive schemes. They can “Muhahaha!” anything they want, but you, dear reader, will be armed with knowledge of the little-known traits that villains use to dupe their prey.
Without further ado, we’re going to highlight some of Apple’s coolest iOS features that could be exploited for your own selfish desires.
Eavesdrop on someone’s conversation
In the right hands, the iPhone trick I want to share would be beneficial for parents with newborns. They don’t have to run to WalMart to buy a baby monitor — they can just leave their iPhone in the nursery and use their AirPods to listen intently for any worrisome cries.
But let’s face it — moms and dads aren’t the only ones who would take advantage of this audio monitoring feature. The nosy, pesky spies among us would do it love to exploit this advantage to eavesdrop on unsuspecting victims. How would you do it? Check out the steps below.
1. The curious moron would be on his way Settings > Control Center.
2. You would tap the plus sign (+) next to it Listen.
3. The spy would then swipe up to reveal the control center and the ear icon should appear.
4. Once their AirPods are paired with iPhone, leave their iPhone in the room next to their prey and listen to the target person’s conversation.
Hide incriminating apps by creating invisible folders
What’s a telltale sign someone has incriminating apps on their phone? They usually put their phones screen side down! However, with this particular trick, scammers no longer have to do that. They can simply use a trick that allows them to hide the offending apps from plain sight.
1. The scammer starts looking for a solid wallpaper with Hex color 1F1F1F on google. This is the same shade as an iPhone folder.
2. The scammer then downloads it to their iPhone.
3. Next, set it as your wallpaper by navigating to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose new wallpaper > All photos and select the 1F1F1F wallpaper.
4. Now for the fun part! It’s time to camouflage the apps. The connector opens abbreviations and tap the plus (+) button.
5. Next, the scammer taps on “Add Action” and searches for “Open App”. On the Open App page, tap “app” and scroll for the app you want to hide.
6. Next, tap on the blue icon in the top right corner, tap “Add to Home Screen,” Press and hold the icon next to “New shortcut”, and type “Pick a photo.” They then select the 1F1F1F photo (the same one that is currently their wallpaper). Now the annoying app has the same color as the wallpaper and iPhone folder.
7. You repeat steps 4 to 6 for a second app (there must be more than one app for this to work).
8. The newly optimized apps can be found on the home screen with the name “New shortcut.” Now the trickster drags one app into the other to create a new folder, but the problem is that the folder is named “Bookmarks” by default, so it’s not fully disguised. If the scammer tries to delete it, iOS won’t allow it. Were their evil plans foiled? nope!
9. The grifter simply copies an empty space (like the space between the following brackets [ ]). Next, long-press and tap on the Bookmarks folder “Rename,” Insert the space and the folder is gone! The scammer knows it’s there, but no one else.
Schedule automated text messages for your own “roster”
If you’ve forgotten your friend’s birthday for the umpteenth time and don’t want to risk another embarrassing reminder mistake, you can “cheat” by scheduling a “Happy Birthday” text. Of course, this kind of “cheating” won’t raise eyebrows, but some shady characters can use this automation trick for more unscrupulous activities.
Two timers can use this trick to juggle multiple lovers. Because who has the time to get up in the morning and send Everyone a “Good morning, beautiful one!” text from them? Here’s how they would keep the charade going:
1. The two timers will say, “Hey Siri, open Shortcuts!” Once the app is open, tap “Automation” followed by “Create a personal automation.”
2. Next click on “Time,” Tap the time to change it to 8:00 am and tap “Daily” under Repeat.
3. The Double Crosser then taps “Next” followed by “Add action.” You will then search “Send Message.” This is where they type in their sneaky “Good morning, beauty!” Text all the lovers on their list – and all of them wouldn’t be any wiser that their wake-up message is anything but unique.
Use the Notes app to secretly communicate with others
Speaking of secret affairs, there is a way to use the Notes app to chat with others. For those who want to use this iPhone trick forever, they would use it similar to how they would work with others Google documents. Among those who wish to use this feature for illegal purposes, they can use it to message their loved ones openly.
“How does this work?” you ask? Check out the steps below.
1. The womanizer opens the Remarks app and give it a harmless title.
2. Next, they would tap and tap on the three dots icon in the top right corner share note.
3. The debaucher then taps Messages to invite her secret lover to her “note”. Once they have accepted the invitation, they can both chat discreetly on the “note”. By using the notes app as opposed to messages, the adulterer throws his partner off track.
Intruders can be photographed when they open a no-no app
If you have a sneaking suspicion that someone is snooping on your phone, there’s a clever way to find out. You can program iOS to take a picture of intruders trying to open a banned app – and the picture can also be emailed to you. The startled expressions on their faces would be hilarious!
1. Go to Shortcuts > Automation > Create Personal Automation.
2. Go to “Application.”
3. Tap “Choose.”
4. Select the banned app from the list. Beat “Next.”
4. Tap “Add action” and type “Take a picture.” Tap on it.
5. Make sure “front camera” is selected.
6. Tap Next, turn off “Ask before you run” and hit “Finished.”
7. To program it to email you the photo, add another action by searching for “Send a mail.” Add your email address and for shit and giggles, type “Intruder alert!” as a topic.
The moral of the story is to keep an eye out for sketchy iPhone behavior. If someone’s iPhone wallpaper is a dark gray that matches the hue of an iOS folder, they may be hiding something sinister. If you spot someone’s iPhone around you, they might be spying on you. If you get the exact same text every morning with no change in content, something is wrong! Finally, if anyone spends a little too much time using the Notes app, I’d be suspicious.