There are several clues that can help you determine whether your mobile phone has spying software installed and whether it's used to track, listen or spy on you in some way. Often these signs can be difficult to notice but when you know what to look for you can find out if someone's tracking you.
Nowadays it seems everyone is obsessed with their mobile phone - from kids to the elderly. It seems babies are the only ones who aren't chatting. It may seem strange to younger readers but just 10 years ago mobile phones were used solely for conversations (often unreliable).
Of course today with modern smart phones we can do all sorts of things - surfing the net, Facebook chatting, online banking, sending emails and a lot more. In other words, more and more of our personal information is transmitted through our phones and most people do not realize how easy it is for others to obtain it.
In truth it's really easy for someone to track you. The majority of people are left shocked when they learn about the capabilities of relatively cheap spying software that is legally available to anyone.
If you check Google Play Magazines right now you'll find that you can download apps such as mSpy, FlexiSpy MobiStealth and MobileSpy. These are specialized to spy on your phone. The first thing you have to do is see if any of these programs is installed on your phone.
But there are some programs which can only be found with expert analysis. Fortunately, if they are on your device they will give off telltale signs for this. For example, if your phone lights up suddenly or makes a sound as if it's receiving a message or email, without there actually being such.
Some apps with spying software can increase battery usage, so watch out for sudden changes or if you find you have to charge it more often. Keep in mind that over time battery life will decrease naturally, so look for drastic changes. Such as if your battery drops from 90% to 10% in seconds.
If your phone periodically turns itself off, even when the battery is full, this could also be a sign of spying software. Certain spying programs can have many bugs and are known to cause this.
Do you receive strange text messages containing random numbers, symbols or signs? Remote control of spying software works by sending secret coded texts to your phone. In some cases they can be seen if the software does not work correctly. If this happens regularly you may have spying software on your phone.
Another sign that your phone is being spied on is if data usage spikes inexplicably. Some of the less reliable spy apps use extra data in order to send information gathered by your phone. Watch out for any unexplained increase in monthly data usage, as this could mean someone is tracking you.