Troubling phantom texts appearing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by crazyaboutdocs, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. crazyaboutdocs macrumors newbie

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    After an exhaustive search online, I've come up empty, which leads me here in the hopes that someone has had a similar experience and can offer advice... On two separate occasions, my iPhone 4S has constructed 2 text messages on its own. The text messages appear in my text box and are unsent. They form complete, albeit disjointed sentences, sans punctuation. Random words thrown together. Is this a possible siri glitch? While I don't use Siri often and never for texting, is it possible it may be storing random words I use or searches? Is it possible someone may have installed spyware on my phone and is able to remotely enter texts in my phone, without sending? TIA for any help/suggestions.
     
  2. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Quite the interesting read. Will be following up for informative responses.
     
  3. Noisemaker Guest

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    For one, everything in iOS is sandboxed - making "spyware" impossible with stock firmware. My bet is that you hit Siri a couple times without intending to and that composed the random texts.
     
  4. Mac'nCheese, Oct 15, 2012
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    Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    If you look on your text message screen, you will see the small mic icon. I bet you hit that by accident, and the phone recorded whatever it heard and started to type out that text message for you.
     
  5. jer9542 macrumors member

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    this. (execpt mic. not mike)lol
     
  6. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Take a screenshot of these texts. Would be helpful to get clearer information.
     
  7. Noisemaker Guest

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    This is code for "We want to see the random crap that Siri thinks you say".
     
  8. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Most likely this is the culprit. The only other thing I can think of is the iMessage bug where other people can send and receive iMessages as you - but these are sent and not drafts.
     
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I just got goosebumps! This is like something out of an Asian horror flick! Spooky!
     
  10. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Really? I suggest you get a hobby!
     

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