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Does anyone recognise the app “App Clips” ?

By Liivi ·
I have firm evidence people I know have been accessing my phone as I noticed they placed their phone on top of mine for no apparent reason. It occurred to me they may have installed spyware on my iOS device, so I checked apps from my settings. There was an app named “App Clips” (icon is a blue square with a bordered blue line marking) which I didn’t recognise appearing at the top of my list. I went to find the app from the main iPhone screen and couldn’t find it. Then I noticed it was visible in the App Library under Productivity & Finance BUT the weirdest thing is when I went clicked into it from App Library page it wasn’t appearing amongst the other apps within this category?? That alerted me to the fact that it may be spyware of some description and now I’m becoming increasingly concerned about what these people know.

(FYI my phone lasted about 30 seconds beneath their handset before I worked out what may have been going on and I noticed my battery life didn’t last as long. I have since done a software update)

Any help from your community would be much appreciated, thank you ??
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App Clips is an Apple thing.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Does anyone recognise the ...

Read https://developer.apple.com/app-clips/
-> I'll skip duplicating what it is but note that you can NEVER ALLOW anyone to do what you let them do. Read this link about App Clips and how it can install an app clip just with a code (see the link as I won't list all here.)

Also, smart phones are spyware. Reporting everything we do and where we go. "Change my mind?"

If you feel the phone is infected, factory reset after you backup what you can't lose.

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Haven't heard

by bamberrybabe In reply to Does anyone recognise the ...
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phone protection

by Canada2015 In reply to Does anyone recognise the ...

Wear a Jacket or shirt that has a front pocket and keep your phone in there. Don't put your phone down anywhere. Also, if you are more concerned, keep your phone in a bag with an aluminum coating inside such as a bag that is used to hold carmel candies. You can buy aluminum bags online inexpensively. This will prevent malware from being sent to your phone. Also, keep your blue tooth and Air Drop off at all times. Hope this helps.

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