Can Someone Spy On My Phone Through Linked Contacts?

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If you own a smartphone then there are very high chances that someone might be spying on you. It can be the government, brands that want to show you relevant ads, and even hackers. It is much easier to spy on someone through a smartphone than other conventional methods.

There are many ways through which one can monitor your activities using your smartphone. However, in this article, we will look into a frequently asked question “can someone spy on my phone through linked contacts?”. So let’s start!

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Can Someone Spy On My Phone Through Linked Contacts?

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Now in order to answer this question, you must first understand what does Linked Contact mean? So as far as I know, linked contact is a feature on iPhone and Android which allows you to store multiple contacts under one single contact. For example, if you are an employer and you want to store all your employee’s contacts in one place then you can link their contact to one single contact.

I have tested over two dozen spyware to date, but there is no such app that can spy on you through your linked contacts. So don’t worry you are safe. But don’t be so happy just yet, because there are other ways using which one can link your phone to their and monitor all your activities. In this article, I will teach you how you can tell if your phone is linked and how to stop mirroring your phone but before that let’s find out what linking a phone does?

What Does Linking Phone Do?

Once somebody has linked your phone to theirs they can remotely see all your activities like read your text messages, see who you are chatting with, and in some cases even remotely access your phone camera. By linking phones, the hackers can misuse the personal data they have collected to blackmail you or for other illegal stuff.

How Can I Tell If Someone Has Linked My Phone To Theirs?

In order to link a phone to another, one needs to install spyware on the target phone. A spy app then gives access to the other person to mirror your phone to their device and see everything you do on your cell phone. There are lots of such spyware available for both Android and iPhone which let anyone link someone’s phone to theirs.  Don’t worry you can tell if someone is spying on your phone by looking at the following signs.

  • You notice an unknown app is installed on your device which you have never seen before. It could be an undetectable spy app.
  • The phone is warm to touch even when you are not using it.
  • You notice unusual behavior like apps opening and closing on their own.
  • Your passwords are changed and you can’t log into your accounts.
  • Data consumption has suddenly increased on your phone (Spyware uses a lot of your phone data to mirror your phone to others)
  • The phone is unusable due to lags or it has suddenly turned really slow.
  • If someone is remotely listening to your calls by intercepting your phone calls, you might hear strange noises in the background.

How To Stop Someone From Mirroring Your Phone?

One can only mirror your phone by having physical access to it and installing spyware on it. If you be careful and take the precautions suggested below you can easily stop someone from mirroring your phone.

  • In order to stop someone from accessing your phone, you must be careful and not let your phone alone so that no one can install spyware on it.
  • Also, you must protect your phone with a password so that no one can tamper with your phone even when you are not around.
  • In most cases, hackers spy on you by sending a link. So you should be careful and not click on any of the links that seem suspicious.
  • Also, you can install an anti-malware app on your phone. It will alert you when someone tries to install a spy app on your device which can link your phone to their device.

Final Verdict

No one can spy on your phone through linked contacts, so relax. But there are various other ways using which one can link your phone to theirs and monitor all your cell phone activities. Don’t worry if you take precautions then you can stop someone from mirroring your phone. It’s not that tough, just be more aware and you will be able to tackle the situation easily.

FAQs

What Do Linked Contacts Mean On My Phone?

A linked contact is a feature using which you can link multiple contacts to a single related contact.

How Can You Tell If Someone Is Spying On Your Phone?

If you notice issues like high data usage, quick phone battery discharge, phone hang or lag, etc. Then it means someone might be monitoring your phone.

Is It Possible To Spy On Someone Through Linked Contacts?

No, it is not possible to spy on someone through linked contacts.

About the Author

Ankit Prasad, an engineer driven by a passion for digital safety, founded SpyDrill to simplify cybersecurity. With a modest approach, Ankit shares insights on parental control and monitoring apps and effective protection measures. His aim is to empower users with practical knowledge, bridging the gap between technology and everyday understanding. An advocate for digital literacy, Ankit's commitment to demystifying cyber threats underscores his dedication to creating a safer online environment for all.

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