iPhone calling people randomly?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WolfSnap, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Friend of mine tells me that his iPhone 6 Plus is randomly placing (and receiving) phone calls. It shows that he called me at 8:23am, and that I called him too... Always FaceTime audio calls....

    My phone shows a missed call at 8:23am, but that I didn't call him at all.

    Has anyone heard of anything like this? Phantom phone calls placed/received from iPhone 6 Plus?

    He's changed his iCloud password already, as well as re-registering the FaceTime service. Rebooted and is already on 8.1

    Firmware issue? Software? Is this a known bug in 8.1?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Are you two ever drink at 8:23 am? Usually that is the source of my mysterious phone calls. :D
  3. smallbizmom macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2014
    Having same issue

    Phantom calls in and out. Muting during calls for no reason. Dialing during calls. Craziness! And this is all with my phone either on speaker and sitting on my desk (in other words, I'm not even close to touching it), or via bluetooth in my car (again, not touching device). It's happening more and more and really starting to create embarrassing business situations!
  4. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2013
    The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately

    Is your phone plugged in? Do you have 'hey Siri' turned on?
  5. foneguru macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2015
    Same thing happened to me today.... My colleague and I both got phone calls from our Iphones simultaneously. Both of us were not even touching the phone, and they were present on the table. When we receive the call, its just white noise
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Is he at least sleeping his device before pocketing it (to prevent pocket dialing)?

    Some people don't do this and they of course pocket dial.
  7. foneguru macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2015
    Like I said, we bought had placed our phones on the table. It was not pocketed. Phone screen was shutoff just before we both started receiving the call
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Off topic but if I could get rid on the "unknown" caller calls trying to sell me health insurance, I would be happy. Thanks obama!
  9. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Hah, I get those too.. but in Spanish!
  10. Jake212 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2015
    Not sure where prople got to with this thread, but this is real. My phone called three others between 1am and 3am.
    I was asleep.
    For the sceptics, i dont drink and i have no know cases of sleep walking.
    It is on iOS 8.2 and was plugged into the charger. Anyone have any updates?
  11. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2014
  12. dave2010 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2014
    I am getting these. I think it is dialing businesses from my Google maps or other apps.
    I just assumed I'd accidentally tapped a hyperlink at one stage and it took a while to put the call through.

    It is very confusing looking at an unknown number on the screen and not knowing if it's dialing in or out.
  13. Donoban macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2013
    The marriage ender. Get rid of it ASAP.
  14. Bullm00se09 macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2015
    I am having the same issue, but I don't think its doing it from my facetime. If anyone has information on how to fix this I'd be grateful.
  15. RandySea macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2013
    My 5SE phone was on one kitchen counter. Screen locked. I was at different counter making coffee, not talking. Suddenly I heard the phone say: "Calling John Jones mobile."

    John Jones is in my contacts, but I have never called him. I have Siri turned off, too. Here's a fix I found on another site. I applies to an earlier iOS, but it was easy to find the equivalent in 9.

    However, you can stop calling from the lock screen:

    1. Open Settings
    2. Open General
    3. Open Passcode Lock (which is named Touch ID & Passcode on newer devices)
    4. Turn off Voice Dial

    Now, if you press it, it will tell you calling is disabled. Not perfect, but better than calling random numbers.

    Alternatively, if you just want to stop Siri pocket dialing, you can turn Siri back on, and then on the Passcode Lock screen,you can disable access to Siri from the lock screen. That prevents Siri from appearing when locked completely. Might be a better solution if the pocket dialing is your underlying issue.

    I just made this setting change. There is no easy way to test. Maybe tomorrow when I make coffee again I'll see what happens.
  16. ielessar macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2015
  17. Ihateiphones macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2016
    My IPhone can enter a 6 digit passcode then randomly select people to FaceTime. Always happens when in a pocket. Last upgrade caused phone to turn off every 4 keystrokes. Vendor unable to figure it out. Ended up with a new phone being issued. Cannot turn off upgrades so have to deal with annoying request by Apple phone twice daily to ignore.
  18. darelldd macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2014
    Sacramento Valley
    My wife's Iphone 6.

    Screen locked with passcode and/or fingerprint.

    It calls my daughter while sitting in my wife's front pocket. Wife in front seat of the car, daughter in back seat. Daughter hangs up on mom. Five minutes later, wife's phone call's daughter's phone again. 10 minutes later, wife phone calls her boss. On day, the phone called me six times in the space of an hour. The whole time, my wife's phone was sitting on her desk while she was out to lunch.

    It is maddening. And of course the suggestion to "lock the phone" doesn't help us.
  19. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    My friend did the same. She came from Android where the home button needed a truck to be pressed. To the iPhone 7 plus, where all she needed to do is be gentle and short .. She didn't realise the was triggering siri and it picked up what was going on in the room and tried calling people due to it.
  20. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Happy Halloween.
  21. Goatllama macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2015
    Mountaintop Lair
    This whole issue is actually just an extremely drawn-out "who was phone" joke perpetrated by the phone companies.
  22. blindkarma, Apr 29, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017

    blindkarma macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2013
    Just had this problem. Mentioned on several forums, but I don't see any specific solutions.

    I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 10.3.1. I was driving with the phone charging and connected via Bluetooth, plus Google Maps open for directions home. Siri came on with no prompt from me. Odd since I didn't think I was talking to myself to activate Siri. It happened a few more times. 20 minutes later the phone dialed my mother which was the last number called. I disconnected it, only to have it dial again 5 minutes later. I power off and back on. 10 minutes later, it dials Mom again. After another 5 minutes I get an emergency alert with thermometer graphic, saying the phone is too hot and must cool down to work again. Never even heard of that! The iPhone was in direct sun, but seriously, isn't that normal? So did the hot iPhone cause repeated redialing from my phone? Can a hot phone also activate Siri all by itself? Or is something else going on similar to other reports above?
  23. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Ever lost phone or had it stolen? I can see this happening if someone has an old phone of yours or his.
  24. IdkWhatImDoin macrumors newbie


    Sep 19, 2017
    Sign out of the Apple ID being used on your iPhone by going to Settings > Facetime and tapping on your Apple ID at the top.
  25. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    What would that do in relation to what was posted and quoted?

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