iPhone XS iPhone is sending Spam SMS to all my friends and family

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030

    HappyDude20

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    Good evening,

    So I’m not sure why but my phone sent out a mass text message to twenty ppl from
    My contacts to download an app called Bowmasters. It’s obvious spam and am not sure how this has happened.

    I did download a ton of random app cause I was excited for this new phone and still am but I hated that 20 random ppl, some I haven’t spoken to in years, received an sms from me advertising some app.

    How can I fix this? Do I have to change my number with Verizon ?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Sounds like at some point you must have hit something within some app that you downloaded.
     
  3. EOD_Operator macrumors newbie

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    Sounds to me like you’ve downloaded something bad. If you can narrow it down to the offending app and delete it, you should be good. If you can’t, you can always reset your phone.
     
  4. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68030

    HappyDude20

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    Thank you, I’ll restore the iPhone after backing up my files. Thanks!!
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I think its more likely someone got ahold of your iCloud password. The apps on the app store are normally clean.
     
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Yep, change iCloud password. Much more likely cause.
     
  7. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    and be sure and set up two factor authentication if you haven't already
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Keyword “normally”. Op did say he downloaded a ton of random apps.
     
  9. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely it has happened in the past and can happen in the future. But if we're talking percentages, it's far ore likely to be a compromised iCloud account than a problematic app. Or a combination, where an app some how skimmed OPs iCloud password.
     
  10. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Did you download Bowmasters? If so it’s just from that game. I believe that game has an option to send an sms to get free stuff in the game.
     

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