Someone is controlling my iphone - it's doing stuff when i'm not touching it

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sp-phoneissues, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. sp-phoneissues macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2010
    Something crazy is going on with my iphone. It keeps freezing and then I lose all control of it, but when this happens it will automatically open up applications and in some cases - it has called people and texted.

    So far today it has done all of the following when it has been sat on a table, with nothing near it, and nothing touching it:

    opening text messages and scrolling through them
    deleting and editing my conversation history
    entering my contacts and editing (deleting items and selecting new images)
    entering my photo gallery and selecting images
    opening search
    opening safari and connecting to the internet (specifically it typed 'OE' and then connected to OE Wikipedia)
    opening notes and copying and pasting items
    opening call history and calling people from my 'last dialled'

    earlier when i was logged into the twitter application it sent two tweets - i lost all control of the screen and watched as it typed and posted -the first said 'En' and the second said 'E' (not anything dramatic) - but i had no control of it and had to turn it off and restart. Freaked me out.

    In addition to this - it was plugged into my mac syncing yesterday. Today when I turned my mac on, the green light next to the webcam will not go off - should I be worried about this?

    I reset all the factory settings on the phone and have restarted it loads of times but it's made no difference. I've since removed the sim card and turned the phone off - but i don't know if this is enough.

    Any advice or help is gratefully received because im totally freaked out. It's a replacement phone that my insurance company provided to me at the weekend - previously had an iPhone for 2 years with no issues but lost it on a night out. Since sycning the replacement phone I've encountered this 'ghost'
  2. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    I think it's actually a malfunction of the capacative sensor, like it's shorting out or something. Very similar behavior occurred on my old Macbook Pro. At first I thought it was being hacked, but then realized there was a pattern to it and it was occurring even when the system was completely disconnected from the internet. It also only involved the mouse (touchpad), there were no key hits being registered. However, the iPhone uses an on screen keyboard, so anything's fair game.
  3. sslanchi macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2008
    It is common for spirits to try and make contact through electronic devices.
  4. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
  5. Ryox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2007
    You probably have an hardware issue.

    Green isight light staying on is worrying, as someone could be watching you all the time...
  6. shadowbird423 macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2009
    Chapel Hill
    Are you jailbroken?
    If so, do a full restore (Im sorry, you will have to..) If not, do a full restore and dont sync your stuff over for a while. That should help to diagnose a problem and actually provide good info for Apple if you need to call them.
  7. Yass-Attack macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2010
    You should probably try finding a psychic lol
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    It's the other personalities you have but of whom you are not aware?
    Alcoholic black outs?
    Fugue state?

    Restore. If recurs, return.
  9. sp-phoneissues thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2010
    It shouldn't be jailbroken - i've only had it a few days as was sent by the insurance company, but could have been by a previous owner as not sure if they've sent me a refurbed one.

    Will try resetting everything. Just weird that my computer and my phone go mad at the same time.

    if that fails, i'll take it to a medium.
  10. navigates macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    When the phone is switched off / Black Screen. Ask the question; If someone is around, please unlock the phone now. and If it unlocks then you may be onto something.

    1. Spirits are trying to contact you.
    2. You might have the next upcoming Artificial Intelligence phone :)
  11. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    I would just like to say that most of the replies in this thread are much more awesome than mine was.
  12. ldobson macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    You should place your iPhone in a plasic container and cover it with sage. This should banish any spirits that may be attached to it. Hopefully your phone *WILL* give up the ghost.
  13. CZK, Nov 3, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011

    CZK macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2010
  14. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    my GF says things on the phone to me that i'm sure she wouldn't really say... i suspect my phone is doing this...
  15. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    I would recommend a Exorcist!
  16. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    Delete the poltergeist app and do a restore should be ok after that!!
  17. ajax43 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    North America
  18. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    i think i know why.

    the spirit of your old iPhone is pissed that you lost/damaged it that it's trying to take revenge. next time take care of your things and you won't have any possessed electronics :rolleyes:
  20. ajax43 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    North America
    "KENTUCKY: Five million people, Fifteen last names."

    I am from Kentucky and I resent your signature....There are only FOUR million people in Kentucky!LOLOL:p

    Well...ok 3,999,999 since I left. :)
  21. garybUK Guest


    Jun 3, 2002
    I'd get it checked out by one of the Geniuses there's a good one called Tangina :p

  22. Absolem macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2010
    thanks for brightning my morning lol
  23. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    some nights when i'm out drinking, my iphone will CALL my ex-GF & either yell at her or tell her i miss her... weird...

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