iPhone notifies me that someone else is using my email address???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by StephenCampbell, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    This morning, this message popped up on my phone, with a big "OK" button to press at the bottom of it.

    "Email Address Added to 'MacPro'

    'MacPro' is now using '*my email*' for FaceTime."

    Who is MacPro? And what does this mean?
     
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    LapsangSouchong

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    I would guess macpro is the name of your computer? Or someone elses. I would guess that you've used FaceTime on your phone, and then opened it on your computer and it let you know that your computer is now using facetime too. And is using your appleID as its address.

    That's usually when you see that message: the first time you logon to facetime from a new location.
     
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    tymaster50

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    macbook pro? and I'm guessing someone registered your email to their macbook and got the password right for facetime
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    Do you have a tower-style computer somewhere in your household that goes by the name of Mac Pro?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My desktop machine is a Mac Pro.. but I've never seen it referenced anywhere as "MacPro" on my iPhone or on the desktop.

    Should I change my email password?
     
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    wordoflife

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    Your desktop is probably "MacPro"
    Did you recently try to activate facetime on your desktop?

    If so thats why
     
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    tymaster50

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    did you use facetime or download apps on the mac pro? Change your password if you feel it's that serious.
     
  8. macrumors G3

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    Nothing to worry then. You're using the same Apple ID on your desktop and iPhone so they're sharing the contact you can be reached for FaceTime (namely your email).
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't do anything different than what I've done the last several months. I don't use FaceTime anywhere.
     
  10. macrumors G3

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    On your iPhone, go to Settings > FaceTime. I bet it's turned to on and that got synced to your desktop when you synced your iPhone.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    You probably clicked the icon by accident. Or your wife/kids turned it on. Either way the call is coming from inside the house, you turned it on yourself.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather know if someone was using my FaceTime without me knowing.
    It's telling you that someone went to their mac,and added your email for theirs and now it's hooked up with yours. They either messed up, or are going about hacking the totally wrong way.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It was turned on on the phone, and I have used it a bit in the past.

    The thing is, this happened randomly, before I plugged it in for syncing this morning.
     
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    LapsangSouchong

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    Have you looked to see if your mac has logged on to facetime?
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    FaceTime was switched on on the computer as well, but the program was not open or anything. Again, nothing different from the last several months.
     
  16. macrumors G3

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    I bet you're not the only one using the Mac Pro. Your wife/kids must have messed with it and turning it on will detect your Apple ID and automatically add your email on file to it. Is it currently turned on on the Mac Pro?

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    This will automatically add your email to it, as the computer is logged to your Apple ID just from syncing. Nothing to worry about.
     

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