People are currently forced to stay at home during the global coronavirus pandemic to avoid getting infected by the viral disease. Some are already stuck with their girlfriend or partner, who may open their devices, such as Android phones, to check what they are doing on social media or text messages.
If you are interested to learn, here is a simple guide on checking if someone is spying or tracking your Android device.
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According to Android Authority, modern smartphones have enough power and storage to have the world's whole digital lives into them, making the little computers even more fascinating. All our images, conversations, and music live inside these small devices, so if it doesn't fit in the phone, it certainly does in the cloud. However, this innovation might leave the door open for some intruders.
How to tell if anyone is opening your smartphone
Phone's battery life is suddenly dropping
Sudden drops in your device's battery life are not normal, although noticing that a phone doesn't last as much as it did when it was first bought is a normal thing; it is already given that batteries start dying with time. Tracking software or apps are working in the phone's background by running your GPS, taking up a lot of resources that leads to sudden battery life drop.
Device's temperature suddenly rising
Your Android phone normally heats up if you are using it while charging or during hard-core gaming sessions. However, a sudden temperature rise is not normal if your device is sitting in your pocket or doing light tasks while it is idle. You should be more cautious if you observe unusual temperatures on your smartphone.
Check your precious data
Intruders are constantly updated by a tracking app, which is unknowingly installed on your device. The malicious app will take a lot of data, which can be identified if your phone has an unusual usage of your data pool. If you notice something like this is happening on your device, someone might be spying your smartphone.
if you're receiving unusual text messages with a bunch of numbers and letters that look like a code, you need to be more careful. These messages are usually used by intruders and other hackers to communicate with the device and giving it a command. An attacker will send a message with a pre-determined code to request for your location.