FaceTime Bug: How To Disable It Until Apple Issues Privacy Update


Very important news for anyone who uses Apple’s FaceTime — you may want to disable it for now while the company gets around to issuing a privacy update. On Monday, Apple acknowledged that there was a bug in the system, where users can end up eavesdropping on YOUR conversations even if you don’t answer their call! 

In a statement to USA Today, the company said it is "aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week." 

USA Today also added what you can do to disable it until Apple issues a fix:

For iOS devices (iPhones, iPads)

1. Go to Settings.

2. Scroll down to FaceTime.

3. Toggle the FaceTime switch off.

For Macs

1. Open the FaceTime app.

2. Scroll to FaceTime in the upper-left corner.

3. Select turn FaceTime off.