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How to Tell if Someone is Spying on Our iPad While We’re Away

Have you ever had the feeling that someone has been looking at your iPad or iPad Mini while you were away? If you suspect that someone is trying to spy on you through messages, emails or other applications , we recommend that you try a simple trick to catch this alleged “spy”.

The idea is quite simple and will only be valid if our spy does not know the ins and outs of iOS very well. Basically, it consists of leaving the multitasking clean and waiting patiently for the spy to take the bait and show us which applications he is trying to get information from.

How to set up the spy trap on our iPad or iPad Mini

How to Tell if Someone is Spying on Our iPad While We’re Away
How to Tell if Someone is Spying on Our iPad While We’re Away

As we have said, setting up the trap is very simple and its success will depend to a greater extent on how clever our alleged spy is. Remember that the procedure we’re going to tell you next must be implemented every time we block our iPad and go away from it for a while, our spy may not fall at first, but he will end up doing it.

1.- So, the first thing we must do is open the multitasking through double clicking on the Home button.

2.- Now we must close all the applications that we have open at that time, so we leave our finger pressed on one of them and wait for the red cross to appear. Now we close all of them one by one or several at the same time.

3 .- Once we have the screen of the multitasking completely clean, we return to the home screen by pressing the Home button and block our device waiting for the spy.

How to check if the trap has fulfilled its purpose

Checking if our spy has fallen into the trap we have prepared for him is as simple as reopening the multitasking. If the multitasking appears clean , we know that no one has been looking at the iPad in our absence or that our spy is smarter than we thought and knows that apps leave traces in iOS and has closed them.

On the other hand, if we see open applications , we’ll automatically know that someone has been looking at those apps in our absence. It only remains to determine who the spy is, but if you live in a house with several members that shouldn’t be too difficult.

As they point out in OS X Daily, the best thing to do is always to activate a security password to unlock our device and thus avoid problems and theft of personal information. Although it’s always rewarding to discover the spy red-handed.

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