By Vivian / Last Updated April 11, 2022

Can someone else remotely access my Phone?

 

Hello everyone. I guess someone gained access remotely to my Phone. Because I noticed that the Phone is switching between apps, and it's not a screen glitch, it happened a few times, on WiFi and on Cellular connection, even if I use VPN. I believe a hacker somehow got access, and "hooked" my device. Only if I set the device in flight mode, this nightmare stops. Does anyone know can someone else remotely access my Phone and how to stop someone from accessing the Phone remotely? Thanks in advance.

- Question from Jennie

With the development of technology, the Phone plays an important role in our life, which can be used to send videos and emails, call someone, give a video call, and store many important data.  However, some people found that their Phone is kind of abnormal just like being accessed by someone else. Actually, the Phone is possibly being controlled by others under the circumstance, which may threaten the security of the data or privacy on your Phone.

How to tell if someone accessing your Phone or iPhone remotely

So, how to tell if someone accessing your Phone or iPhone remotely? Here in this part, I’ll tell you the ways to distinguish. Keep reading.

  • Abnormal activities on your phone or iPhone. Have you ever experienced that some abnormal activities appeared on your iPhone or Phone, such as new software is opened but it’s not what you did? If you have, this could be a sign for your Phone is being accessed.  This weird behavior, actually, is because the malicious software has a bad effect on your device, thus your Phone or iPhone behaves strangely.
  • The battery drains too quickly. If you find that your battery drains too quickly and is not lasting as it should be, then your device may be accessed remotely by a hacker. When a hacker remote into a Phone, then there will be many processes running in the background, and they can’t be found easily.  
  • High data usage.  If your data usage appears to be unusually high and the apps you use are unable to reach the number, this could be a sign that there is communication via the network and your phone has been hacked. Of course, we can't go that far. High data usage can sometimes be caused by software updates or downloading videos or films. However, if you check the settings and apps, you can confirm that your phone is being accessed remotely.
  • Background noise. Some people reflected that they found someone else is remotely accessing their Phone via the background noise or electronic interference when they are on a call. 
  • Apps unkown are installed. Many apps from unknown sources can be installed on Android devices. Malicious software such as Spyware and Malware can be easily installed and will not be detected, especially for the elderly and children who are unfamiliar with phone settings.

How to stop someone from accessing your Phone or iPhone remotely

Here in this part, we'll talk about how to stop someone from accessing your Phone or iPhone remotely. 

Method 1. Remove the suspicious app

Step 1. Go to Settings on your Phone.

Step 2. Selects Applications.

Step 3. Look for Manage Applications or Running Services.

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Step 4. Try to see if you can find any suspicious apps. If you find it, remove it.

Method 2. Change to a stronger password

If you suspect that someone is remotely accessing your social media accounts or phone, change your passwords as soon as possible. Begin by changing the lock screen password/pin/pattern on your phone. Following that, you can access your social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. Use a strong password that you don't use on any other platform.

Method 3. Sign out of your Google account from an unfamiliar device

Step 1. Open Settings on your phone and select Google.

Step 2. Tap Manage your Google Account and go to the Security tab.

Step 3. Scroll down to Your devices and tap Manage devices.

Step 4. From there, you'll see a list of devices your account is currently signed in to. If you find any unfamiliar device, click on it.

Step 5. Select “Don’t recognize this device” to sign out from there and secure your account straightaway. Usually, all you must do is change your passwords.

Do not Recognize this Device

Method 4. Install antivirus

Antivirus software can constantly scan your device for new threats and install spyware. Investing in good antivirus software is a great way to keep your phone secure.

Method 5. Ignore the suspicious link

You've most likely received an unusual message from someone asking you to click on a link in order to win something. Some of these links, however, are dangerous and may cause harm to your phone if you click on them. Before you click on any link, take a second to consider whether it is genuine or not.

Method 6. Use private network

If you use free Wi-Fi to log into sensitive accounts, such as your bank account, you may give a third party free access to your phone. They will sometimes take control of a Wi-Fi hotspot in order to maliciously redirect you away from the original site you want to visit. To obtain your login credentials, the hackers provide you with a bogus version.

Hackers have taken it a step further. They can now access your phone via public charging stations. They gain access to your phone via USB cables.

Method 7. Reset your Phone or iPhone

If all the ways above are not working, you can try to erase all data in your Phone. You can backup some important files or data before you do it.

Conclusion

Here in this post, we illustrate the ways how to stop someone from accessing your phone remotely and how to tell if your there’s someone accessing your Phone remotely. Hope you can get what you want in this post.