Did you leave your phone unlocked and slept off or went out and later came back with fear if someone went through your phone? If yes, this article will show you how to know if someone went through your phone.
We usually all have several pictures, videos, contacts, text messages, or something else that we wouldn’t want anyone else to see. That is why some people prefer using a hard password that is not easy to guess to avoid people invading privacy on their phones. However, what will be your gain after putting in a strong password and left your phone to unlock? Someone could invade your privacy or even steal some things from your phone.
They are some tricks that allow you to quickly check your phone’s recent activities and know if someone went through your phone. However, it’s hard or impossible to determine if someone went through your phone.
How to tell if someone unlocked your phone
Before I continue, let me first show you to know if someone unlocked your phone when you were not around.
- Check if they are an incorrect password attempt on your notification bar.
- Check your recent activities the open apps to know if someone unlocked your phone.
Although, in some cases, it’s impossible to determine if someone unlocked your phone. However, it’s recommended that you install the new security feature on your phone that captures the face of whoever attempts to unlock your phone.
How To Know If Someone Went Through Your Phone
Are you wondering if someone went through your phone without your consent? If yes, then below are the tricks and things to do to figure it out.
Check Your Recent Activities
One of the best and easiest ways to know if someone went through your phone is to review the recent activities on your phone. Check if they are open apps, check if your unread messages were opened, check your call log, etc. If you notice any suspicious activities on your phone, then it could be that some went through your phone. However, don’t conclude yet because someone can go through your phone and clear the ram after all, and it will be impossible to find out.
Secret Testing Menu
Guess what? They are an inbuilt tool in almost all the android and Apple devices that allows you to check the most recently used apps on your phone. The fantastic thing is that it will work even if they cleared the ram after using the phone. It also shows timestamps, which will allow you to find who was using your phone or if someone went through your Android phone.
Unfortunately, this trick works perfectly on android phones because it uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. However, below are the steps to follow.
- Open your call dialer.
- Dial *#*#4636#*#*.
- A Testing screen will appear on your phone.
- Now tap on ‘Usage statistics‘.
- Now all the recently used apps will be displayed on your screen along with how much time it was used. Amazing right?
- However, If the list isn’t arranged according to the time, tap on the ‘Sort By option‘ and choose Usage time in the drop-down menu.
After following the simple steps above, you would see all the recently used apps on your phone. Did you spot any app that wasn’t used by you? If yes, then someone used your phone.
It would be best if you changed your current password or pattern with a powerful one so that nobody can easily guess your password.
Now you’ve seen how to know if someone went through your phone. Lease I forget, below is how to stop people from going through your phone.
How To Catch Someone Snooping In Your Phone
Is someone going through your phone all the time without your consent? If yes, then follow the below steps to catch them when next they come.
- Install the app for android and iOS devices that allows your phone to captures the face of whoever attempts to unlock your phone. Download for android or download for iOS.
- Now open the app.
- Run the setup and activate it immediately.
That is all; your phone will use the front camera to capture whoever attempts to unlock your phone. It will also help you to know each time someone went through your phone without your knowledge.
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Now you’ve learned how to know if someone went through your phone. However, if you still have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Hi, I’m Chukwuemeka, and I’m a young writer and a self-taught blogger. My job is to publish informative contents that bring a solution to your tech problem. I love you, cheers!