Hacked Phone

If you are experiencing digital harassment or online stalking please see this page.

If you think your phone is hacked, or has a tracker and you can not afford to get a new one AND you don't plan to press criminal charges (if you want to / need to do NOT wipe the phone, get it to cops or digital forensics people ASAP).

Honest best thing - buy a new phone. if you can't then try the following.

Most partner hacking I have heard of is app based, using that assumption:

  • backup images and contacts

  • make sure you are on your OWN phone plan

  • reformat SD storage if it has a card

  • factory restore the device

  • turn off the device as often as possible to avoid apps geo-tagging you and giving away your location

    • some things can track a turned off phone

    • Did you know every image you take and post, and many social media sites, give away GPS coordinates you can't see but others can use when you post?

  • you can try a cell phone blocking wallet/purse but the quality and efficacy varies

  • only re-install apps you use and know what they are

  • please don't root your phone