Can a Third Party access Camera Apps.

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

  1. bluefirefly macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    In todays world, anything is possible but I highly doubt that someone is spying on you.
     
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  5. bluefirefly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Try restoring your phone.
     
  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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.

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

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