Apple is now addressing a software bug that allowed some Facetime users to hear audio from the other person's phone even if they didn't pick up the call.
The glitch only involved group Facetime, with those Facetiming with more than one person at once.
See, the person who initiates the call can start calling one person and then when they add another person, they hit a series of keys and they are able to see and hear what's going on the recipients side, without them actually picking up the call. But it only seems to be happening in group calling.
Apple has disabled the group-chat function in Facetime, while it addresses this issue. But not before the tech giant came under criticism from some users over privacy concerns.
Apple is reportedly aware of this issue and has identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.
It seems someone tried to warn the electronics giant about the problem before it went viral.
A Twitter user by the handle of @MGT7500, and identified by The Wall Street Journal as Michele Thompson, wrote on the social media platform on Jan. 20, tagging Apple's Support page as well as Fox News to try and attract media attention.
"My teen found a major security flaw in Apple’s new iOS. He can listen in to your iPhone/iPad without your approval," Thompson wrote, "I have video. Submitted bug report to @AppleSupport...waiting to hear back to provide details. Scary stuff! #apple #bugreport @foxnews."