Invisible App in my iPhone 5S?

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  1. Veritasyn, Nov 29, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015

    Veritasyn macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    So I have the iPhone 5S, and for some time now (a couple weeks, max), I began to notice a strange app that I never downloaded (or saw in my iPhone's list of apps). This app appears whenever I am using the app "Battery Doctor" to scan my phone for memory boost/cache. At the same time, my iPhone's battery life also seems to have been draining VERY quickly recently as well...I am not sure if the two incidents are related.

    I was wondering if anyone can help me identify what this app is, or how I can remove it? Again, I have never seen this app before and it is not showing up ANYWHERE--I checked Settings, all of my apps in all of the homepages, and nada. It's simply an invisible app that is detectable only by Battery Doctor, apparently...

    Here is a screenshot of the strange app that is coming up in Battery Doctor (it's the Asian characters one):
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    Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

    **I have also deleted EVERY app that I never use, and I have completely rebooted my iPhone 5S, and scanned to see if it was still there...and yes, it still was. I've turned off my Personal Hotspot and Bluetooth and I am now feeling very paranoid that my iPhone has somehow been hacked. I have never jailbroke my iPhone (I only download apps from the Apple Store), so I don't know what's going on...
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I could be off on this but I think internally Battery Doctor sees itself as some sort of a Chinese application. At least I recall refrences to that come up in some discussions before.
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    It also could be an app that hasn't completely downloaded/updated.
    Go to Settings/General/Storage & iCloud Usage/Local Storage/Manage Storage. See if the app shows up there, and try to delete it.
     
  4. Veritasyn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @C DM: This has only been happening recently and I have had Battery Doctor for over a year.
    @JamesMB: I checked the Manage Storage section and did not find this strange app. Also, since I am the only person with access to this iPhone, I do not see how this app could have downloaded into my phone without my knowledge.

    Thanks for the responses guys but sadly it seems this is still a mystery!
     
  5. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't really matter how long you have had it, it is a known problem with that app.
     

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