Apple FaceTime glitch lets callers listen through unanswered phones

If you have an Apple device with FaceTime, someone could be secretly listening to you.

Apple is now telling people to disable FaceTime until they fix the glitch.

"We're aware of this issue, and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week," Apple said in a statement Tuesday.

The bug allows a user to listen in on people they're calling, even if the person doesn't answer the phone.

The caller can even see through the front facing camera of the person being called.

As a result, Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable.

Once the glitch was discovered, people all over social media began recreating it.

Apple's online support page noted there was a technical issue with the application and that Group Facetime "is temporarily unavailable."

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, released a statement warning people about the bug and urging people to disable the app until Apple fixes the issue.

Apple is due to report its latest quarterly earnings later Tuesday amid intense investor interest in the company's financial health. Earlier this month, Apple said that demand for iPhones was waning and that its earnings for the final quarter of 2018 would be below expectations - a rare downgrade from the company.

To disable FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, follow these steps.

Disabling FaceTime on a Mac:
--Open the FaceTime app
--Choose FaceTime in the menu
--Choose "Turn off FaceTime"

Disabling FaceTime on an iPhone or iPad:
--Open Settings
--Scroll down to FaceTime app
--Hit the button, turning green slider to gray

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