Warning to ALL iPhone and Android users – Indicates that your handset has been hacked

HACKERS are constantly looking for new ways to infiltrate our devices and steal the huge treasure of data we have on them.

With so many of us now addicted to smartphones, it’s no wonder they’re such a big target.

Hackers are always looking for new ways to get into your phone


Hackers are always looking for new ways to get into your phoneCredit: Alamy

We’ve seen it all, from vicious WhatsApp tricks to risky apps that are not what they seem.

Creepy, many people are not aware that there is even a hack going on in the background.

But luckily, there are revealing signs to keep an eye on.

While they may not always be safe if you sense something is wrong with your iPhone or Android device, these may very well be the clues you need to keep an eye on.

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Sluggish smartphone performance

If apps take longer than expected to load, it could mean you have been hacked.

The same is true if the app also crashes randomly.

2. The battery drains quickly

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But if it happens suddenly, it can point to malware.

This is because malware secretly disappears into the background and absorbs more force to carry out its malicious purpose.

Data is being used up

If you have noticed that your data is being consumed too quickly, this may also be a sign.

Like battery, malware can send things into the background.

4. Bill changes

If you’ve had an unexplained bill, this is a red flag.

This can mean that more data is being used up by malware and it costs you for it.

5. Pop-ups

Pop-ups are pretty standard on web browsers.

However, when they start popping up all too often at various points, it could mean that you have become infected with some sort of risky adware.

6. Overheating

An overheated smartphone can mean that it gets old or is exposed to too much of the sun.

But it can also be an indication that some malware is starting to work.

What to do if you suspect your phone is being hacked

If you think your smartphone may have been infected with a virus, malware or something else risky, the first thing to do is download a reliable antivirus app and run a scan.

There is a complete list worth considering here.

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You should also download any apps that you think may be behind it.

If the problem persists, the last resort may be to reset your phone to factory defaults – but back up precious files as images that you know are safe first.

Know what to look out for


Know what to look out forCredit: Alamy

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