Think your messages are private? Think again!
A Cult of Mac reader, asking to remain anonymous, sent in a tip about how he caught his girlfriend reading Messages on his iPhone.
Privacy is important to this fellow, but he suspected that his love was sneaking peeks at his text and iMessages.
So he took a couple of steps to catch her in the act.
First of all, he closed all his apps. You can do this by double-clicking the Home button. Then, tap and hold on one of the app icons that slides up as part of the multitasking bar to get the famous wiggle effect. Tap on each of the red circles with the white minus sign in there to remove the apps from the recent apps list.
Then, leave your iPhone out where your sneaky partner can find it. Our intrepid reader left it for her to find while he was in the shower. Here’s what he said:
Then after I took a shower…
I double clicked the home button and saw that she had opened my texts.
(she also opened the weather but that’s perfectly fine)
If you launch your iPhone after a period of time like our reader did, you’ll be able to know what apps were opened. Luckily, our friend said that he had nothing to hide, and,”When I told her that I knew, she admitted to it and we’re cool.” So that’s cool.
Hopefully, his girlfriend won’t know it’s him, but if she reads this and finds out, we really want to know what she was checking the Weather for. If that was you, leave a message in the comments below. We promise to keep it private (not really).