What is this weird app?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by 67952, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. 67952 Suspended

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    After installing iOS 12 I was looking through the new ScreenTime settings and on the "Always Allowed" screen I found a weird app and app icon with a name that is just a string of numbers and letters in the "Choose Apps" list.

    The icon of the app is a wireframe icon and the "app's" name begins with 3124E737....

    Does anyone know what this "app" is and why it's installed on my phone?
     
  2. gwhizkids macrumors 601

    gwhizkids

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    It’s one of your own apps, but it’s displaying its app code. Bug.
     
  3. Whnersmusic, Sep 25, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2018

    Whnersmusic macrumors newbie

    Whnersmusic

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    This shows up after downloading New OS 12 which has screen time added as new feature. When I go to "allowed apps" I am seeing a numerical app - long number 51982B181A5A46... This does not show in my app usage area or apps listed in main settings area - it only shows in the screen time apps allowed section (where you can add to the no-restricted downtime allows). I never downloaded a numerical app with no name or identifier! See picture of the view and see under the choose apps section where the number is showing (right under Dr. Wifi) ... IMG_2446.PNG . My question is what is this? Is it a hidden hack or something malicious on my phone?


     
  4. katbel, Oct 23, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018

    katbel macrumors regular

    katbel

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    I have your same issue. I tried several comparison to see if it was an hidden app but it's not
    but I figured it out:cool:
    I tried to save a Safari page as “Add to Home Screen” and there I got another weird number, deleted and the second weird number is gone. Now the hunt is open to find the other page;)

    P.s. Found and deleted the second bookmark too. Apple should mark Safari pages differently
    I will request it through feedback
     
  5. Whnersmusic macrumors newbie

    Whnersmusic

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    --- Post Merged, Oct 23, 2018 ---
    You sir are a genius!!!! :0) I tried a test save and, sure enough, I see a new large number there. Eases my mid a great deal - props to you my friend ... thanks.
     
  6. katbel macrumors regular

    katbel

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    It eases my mind too..:cool:
    This crazy world are making us a little too much suspicious o_O
     

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