Question: iphone making random calls
Has anyone else seen this and found a solution?
3gs, iPhone OS 3.1.3
3gs, iPhone OS 3.1.3
MY iphone 5s is doing the same thing EXCEPT to numbers NOT in my address book or on my call log!! I've been getting a lot of calls from unfamiliar numbers, and now I wonder if they are all people who are returning calls from my phone. I've noticed too that my battery isn't holding up the way it used to. Are these indications that my phone has been hacked?
I have been having the exact same issue with my 5s running 9.2.1. The calls from unfamiliar numbers have increased within the past few weeks, and I only found out what was happening because someone left me a message saying they'd gotten a call from my number. No outgoing calls, never called that number before. But my battery is also getting really bad. I thought it was just age, or leaving it connected to a charger all the time (which I've stopped doing), but now that you mention it this seems like it could be related.
Not sure if it is relevant, but more often than not (and almost exclusively within the past month), the unfamiliar missed calls all have the same area code and first 3 digits as my number... seems like this can't be a coincidence. Would love to be able to stop this.
This has been happening to me as well. Calling random numbers not in my contacts and they don't show up in my outgoing call logs. I have an iphone 5, OS 7.0.4....only reason I know it happening is because these people I have no idea who are call me back! So has anyone really figured out a solution?
It seems like there are actually a number of issues, or at least multiple ways the issue appears:
* Some phones are repeatedly redialing the last called number
* Some are dialing a random number from the recent calls list
* Some are not seeing evidence of a call on their phone, but are being told they have called someone (sounds like spoofing to me).
* Some, like mine, only called one time, to a number not in my contacts and that I do not believe I have had previous contact with.
I have an iphone 5s running ios 8.1.3. I woke up this morning and saw on my home screen what looked like a missed call from my own number, but in the recent calls list it turned out to be an outgoing call from my phone to a number I do not recognize that was cancelled before the call connected. I should add that it was not a random group of numbers, but a legitimate phone number in my country (I have not called to see who it is). I did not make any calls prior. This happened while the phone was charging next to my bed with a (presumably) authentic apple charger (an older model).
While these may all be related, it seems to me that there might be far different circumstances for the different versions of this issue, and any one simple solution is not going to apply across the board. And the more I think about it, the less convinced I am that this could be an accident.
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EXACT same problem just started in the last two days -- same area code and first three numbers as my phone number, with no record in the call log of an outgoing call. Would appreciate it if an Apple tech could look into this.
Wow. I never heard of this, until it happened to me last night, and then I started researching the issue today.
My iPhone 5S, running iOS 8.4.1, was sitting on my nightstand, locked, plugged into a charger. Bluetooth is off, because I don't use it. I heard a voice, so I got up to look out the window. Then I heard another voice, and realized it was my phone. It was calling two numbers from my recents list. I kept hanging up, but it would dial again a few seconds later. Then it went to the Home screen, then to Search. I waited to see if something would be entered into the search field, but it didn't. But then it started launching apps, like NFL. I powered down the phone, so I could go to sleep.
I have powered on the phone, and used it, this morning. But the problem has not reoccurred yet.
Reading through this years-long thread, I see the same symptoms have persisted for all these years. I propose that at least the majority of 'solutions' posted here have nothing to do with the problem. Many times, it is coincidence when you take an action and then the problem stops. This is not a hardware button problem, or a voice activation problem, or a Bluetooth pairing problem. This is most likely a virus installed with a recently installed app, or some malicious service on the Internet spoofing our phone numbers.
I will continue researching, to see what has been figured out.
My phone has been making and receiving unexpected FaceTime calls for the past several weeks. My phone will be sitting on a table, or wherever, when I receive a call from one of my contacts. "So-and-so would like to FaceTime." If I decline the call, the person calls me back asking why I called. I swear I didn't call, but phone records on both devices show otherwise. I haven't found many answers to this issue. iPhone 5 running iOS7.
I think I found the problem. First off, I rarely use bluetooth headset with this particular AT&T phone. But though none active, I have several paired up with it. Last night while the random calls were happening, I deleted all recent calls from the phone except my home phone number. I turned off the phone went to bed. I turned on the phone in the morning, sure enough within 5 minutes it started calling my home phone. I look at the iPhone, it showed no bluetooth connection icon, while I was looking at it, it made another call to my home phone while the previous call is still active. While I was fussing with the iPhone to figure out what's wrong, I received a call, while I was on the call, the iPhone put that call on hold and started calling my home phone again. While it was doing all that, it revealed that there is a Bluetooth connection with a VOX headset. I gathered all my Bluetooth headsets both from the house and from the car, all of them were either dead (no battery juice) or completely off. So, for some strange reason iPhone thought that I was connected to a Bluetooth headset that is not even on, and not only that it thought I was actually pressing the dial button on that ghost Bluetooth headset. In order to be 100% sure that the issues are not caused by an actual headset, I looked at my other iPhone to see if I ever paired this VOX headset with it. As it turns out that I had, so I tried to connect to the VOX headset with no avail. So, I am sure that the iPhone was connecting to a ghost headset.
How I solved it: I removed all paired Bluetooth devices from the affected iPhone. That’s it. Hope this would help someone.
After researching this problem and/or similar problems all involving iPhone 5's , 4's and 6's too, I'm convinced that this is a REAL issue and not something that Apple should be ignoring. Some forums actually have belittled people when they were describing their problems with the random unattended calling from a locked iPhone. Apple simply denies there is a problem despite the fact that there was a known bug in a previous iOS (7?) that allowed calls to be made from a locked phone. Apple rarely admits to causing problems or making mistakes...
In my case, I received a bill from AT&T which showed a HUGE charge that indicated I was over my limit by about 1300 minutes - @ $00.45 per minute. Yes - it was a 585$ bill. I discovered that my phone (Not ME) had dialed a random number and maintained the connection to that number for several hours. This number was called once a day for 4 consecutive days, the longest call lasting over 7 hours. I KNEW I never made those calls, but unlike other descriptions, my device DID reflect those outgoing calls. I don't think my phone would have lasted 5 consecutive hours let alone 7+. SO I disputed the charges, but it's tough to prove those calls weren't made intentionally when your device is showing the outgoing calls. The number was a Business Communications company and when I called the number from a different phone, I was prompted for a pin number to connect. AT&T basically explained to me that they were going to refund the charges, but it was clear they were doing me a huge favor by doing so. My phone has not made any unattended calls since those days in January, but now I'm paranoid as heck that it will happen again. I'm going to back up my phone and do a reset.....I can't think of any other way to really wipe it clean, despite the work it is going to be to re-install the essential applications. This time, to be safe, I'm only going to install the apps I need - I'll forget about the toys and games for now....I'm due for an iOS upgrade so I'll do that too....I just hope something like this will never happen again. Good Luck!
I've just had something very similar happen to me but I'm not sure if this is the same issue.
I was heading for bed when I saw my iPad light up and my friend was calling me. My iPhone and iPad are linked so I pulled out my phone to answer the call only to realise that my phone wasn't ringing????
I was already confused as it was late and I knew my friend had gone to bed a good while ago. Anyway I then went to answer my iPad which only then tried to connect to my phone to relay the call, which unsurprising failed...
So I rang back my friend and after waking her up and explaining, she was both confused and terrified that someone was in her room using her phone or iPad.
The strange thing is there is no record of the call on any of our devices and it definitely wasn't her iPad directly ringing mine as hers was turned off.
It must have been some sort of technical fault with my phone, it's interesting people are mentioning viruses as I always thought that kind of thing was impossible on Apple devices.I t's quite funny looking back at it but it freaked the **** out of us both at the time and we're struggling for an explanation.
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