Created: November 25, 2022

Someone had access to my phones and cloned them I am sure

The other thing he could have domne is use some kind of spyware
Last Edit: November 25, 2022
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?
Customer Reply
*****
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Nice to meet you, *****!
What model is your phone?
Customer Reply
I have two phones iPhone 12 and 13

Both may be compromised
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Understood you.
Customer Reply
I need to know if both phones have been hacked
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Why do you think, that your phones were cloned?
Customer Reply
Because this person I met had access to them as he is my home constantly and he mistakenly sent me a link and when I clicked on the link they were a list of all my phone contacts
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Let's check it step-by-step.
If you see inappropriate or X-rated advertisements pop-ups on your mobile phone, it could suggest that your phone has been compromised.
Customer Reply
he either cloned them or using spyware
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
If there are unknown calls and messages initiated from your phone, it could indicate that your device has been hacked.
Customer Reply
I think his idea is to get my contact list and do some shady stuff for ransom
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Got it.
Customer Reply
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Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
I recommend you to:
- Use VPN
- check updates on your phone
- reset your password
- make a backup copy of your iPhone with all data
- restart your phone
And also set Up Two-Factor Authentication.
Customer Reply
what is vpn
updates like?
system updates
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Virtual private network.
System and app updates.
Customer Reply
how do I do that
oh ok
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Sorry, to do what exactly?
Customer Reply
I want to know if there is any way to retrieve the info of mine he might have on his phone
how to do VPN
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
Turn on iCloud Backup. iCloud automatically backs up your iPhone daily when iPhone is connected to power, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi.
To perform a manual backup, tap Back Up Now.
You have to download VPN app to use it on your device.
Customer Reply
what will a VPN network do?
when someone hacks your phone can they have access to your emails and photos?
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
It describes the opportunity to establish a protected network connection when using public networks. VPNs encrypt your internet traffic and disguise your online identity. This makes it more difficult for third parties to track your activities online and steal data.
Yes, they could have access to anything. Please, try to reset all the passwords and make a backup of you iPhone.
Customer Reply
I'm nervous about what he is going to do with my contacts
how can I best retrieve them from his phoone
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
I understand that. Please:
- Use VPN
- check updates on your phone
- reset your passwords
- make a backup copy of your iPhone with all data: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
Turn on iCloud Backup. iCloud automatically backs up your iPhone daily when iPhone is connected to power, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi.
To perform a manual backup, tap Back Up Now.
- restart your phone
And also set Up Two-Factor Authentication.
Customer Reply
ok ty
Jake Jeong
Jake Jeong Tech Expert & Writer
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