Yesterday, social media was all abuzz about a bug in Apple’s Group FaceTime video calling service. This bug allowed callers to listen in on people they were calling and also send a video to the caller, even if they haven’t picked up their phone. Apple said this issue will be addressed in a software update later this week. Currently, they have disabled Group FaceTime in iOS and MacOS.
In a statement to news reporting sites, an Apple spokesperson said, “We are aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.”
- Initiate a FaceTime Video call with an iPhone contact.
- Add another person to the call, while the call is still dialing.
- Then add your own phone number in the Add Person screen.
- This will start a group FaceTime call including yourself and the audio of the person you originally called, even if they haven’t accepted the call yet.
This is not the first time a bug has been reported regarding Group FaceTime, which was first introduced in October last year. In November, a lock screen security flaw was discovered that provided access to all contact information and allows activating a FaceTime call.
You can read the full story on 9To5Mac’s website.