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Randomly plays other people's conversations over speakerphone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Travelnet, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Travelnet

    Travelnet Lurker
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    I heard someones coversation being played through my phones speakerphone when it was locked and had no social media,news or media open! Very creepy. This happened this morning. Anyone else having same issue? Is the phone hacked? Any fix for it? Please help as this really freaked me out.
     


  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I don't have that phone but that would freak me out.
     
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    What happened when you unlocked it? Did you check to see what apps had been active recently?

    On the basis of one occurrance, knowing nothing about what apps you have, or even whether it was a live conversation or recorded, whether they could hear you, it's really hard to diagnose. I wouldn't jump to conclusions about hacking, it's most likely some odd behaviour from an app, but there's not much to go on.

    There have been other reports of random sounds or voices, such as here or here. In some cases people have found the cause, others we never heard a resolution to.
     
  4. Travelnet

    Travelnet Lurker
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    I checked recent programs. Just color note and couple other ones that dont use sound. It was so loud i thought it was roommate in other room on his phone at first.
     
  5. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Some ads running in the background can do it too. But if you hear real people's conversation I think your phone or even your network operator is haunted. Better change phone/operator ;)
     
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  6. Travelnet

    Travelnet Lurker
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    Yep, think its haunted. Time for a new phone. Someone had mentioned a fm band embedded in the samsung software that may be activating. Not sure if thats true though.
     
  7. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    You need to connect a headset to make the fm work. The headset's cord plays the role of an antenna.
     

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