My iPad profile changed

nuzzy

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Jul 21, 2008
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Hello,

I encountered something very weird yesterday. I unlocked my screen and noticed that my wallpaper had changed. Upon investigating further I noticed that my device password went to six characters and all of my app setting we reset. Every app I opened was asking me again if I wanted notifications. My wifi was also reset and I had to re-add my wifi password settings. It's as if I my profile was deleted. I hadn't updated to 12.1.4 but did after this.

Does anyone know what may be the possible issue here?
 

ericwn

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An infant playing with the iPad? Just guessing here really. Sounds strongly like someone had their hands on it.
 

chabig

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Somebody had control of it. Either a family members who knows the passcode, or it's remotely managed by your employer.
 

nuzzy

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Jul 21, 2008
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NH, USA
An infant playing with the iPad? Just guessing here really. Sounds strongly like someone had their hands on it.
Thanks for replying. No kids though. All grown up and out of the house.
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Somebody had control of it. Either a family members who knows the passcode, or it's remotely managed by your employer.
It's not a work owned device and it's just my wife and I and she doesn't know it. I think I was hacked. I noticed that my iMac Safari history is gone too.
 

ericwn

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Make sure you change your iCloud password as well as the passwords for any other machine and see if it happens again. Best success!
 

blasto2236

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Thanks for replying. No kids though. All grown up and out of the house.
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It's not a work owned device and it's just my wife and I and she doesn't know it. I think I was hacked. I noticed that my iMac Safari history is gone too.
Sorry, but it’s not possible to “hack” an iOS device in this manner. Someone would need physical access to the device, or it would need to jail broken/have a mobile device management profile (like from an employer) installed. Otherwise, what you are describing is not physically possible.
 
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