Can a Third Party access Camera Apps.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bluefirefly, May 6, 2014.

  1. bluefirefly macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2014
    Hey... I have a question. Can an outside third party access (hack) an iPhone camera app. For the past few days, in the morning when I activate my phone and unlock it, The poto/camera app is on and active. with the front facing camera option active. Very strange due to the fact that when i opened the app, the back camera is active until I physically switch it to the other camera option. I have made sure that that app was off and closed when turning it off. Upon unlocking it the camera app is on, and active it doesn't even go to a gome screen, just "Me looking at myself." ?? dont know how else to describe it. Does that make sense?
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well if you swipe up from the lock screen you can access the camera and change from the back to the front camera; this setting change would be remembered next time you unlock the phone. Perhaps it's doing this in your pocket.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    In todays world, anything is possible but I highly doubt that someone is spying on you.
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
  5. bluefirefly thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2014
    No my phone is not jailbroken. It happened again last night. It was sitting on the diningroom table and I picked it up to make a call and when I unlocked it the camera was active. I thought maybe I was hitting something too. But I dont keep it in my pocket, and because of this issue I am hyper aware of what I shut on and off now. And on another note, My bluetooth was also on. I never turn that on. In a perfect world you would hope no one is "Spying" on you. However this is not a perfect world. People do things just because they can. All I want to know is... Is it possible. And if so are there things I can do to safeguard against it.
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Try restoring your phone.
  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    Until you figure out what it is, I would at least cover the camera. Maybe a small piece of black tape. At the very least keep it face down.

    Hope you get it worked out.
  8. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    A third-party app shouldn't have access to the Camera app (sandboxing and all) but they do have access to the camera interface, more recently via the AV Foundation framework.

    I would check the recently-used-apps list and see what shows up as the last app used.

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