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Is Your Spouse is Snooping through Your iPhone?

 Posted on April 11, 2014 in Divorce

Often as a marriage is breaking apart, especially a contentious one, and one or both parties have consulted attorneys to plan divorce strategies, the couple still lives under the same roof. Many times in these situations, one spouse may be snooping on the other, trying to gather evidence and information they can use against them to gain the upper hand during the divorce process, particularly if there is an anticipated child custody battle.

Many people use iPhones and iPads for the convenience of having all electronic communication in one place - telephone calls, text messages, emails, snap chats, etc. But this also makes it very easy for a person who is snooping to be able to find all that information in one place. So how do you know if your spouse is snooping through your electronic devices? A recent article in OS X Daily explains how:

  1. Double click the home button on your device. This brings up the multitasking screen.
  2. Previews of the most recently used apps will appear in the middle of the screen.
  3. To quit the apps, put your finger on it and swipe up.
  4. Once your multitasking screen is blank, tap the home button or click the preview of the home screen to return to the home screen.
  5. If you want to test for snoopers, leave your device in a place where you suspect the person who is snooping will check it.
  6. To check to see if someone has opened your device, double tap the home button in order to bring up the multitasking screen again. If any apps appear, that means someone has opened device and entered the app that is previewed. For example, if the app icon for text messages appears, you will know that someone was reading your text messages.

If you do suspect your spouse is snooping, one way to prevent them from being able to access your electronic devices is to set up a passcode that they will not be able to figure out.

If you are considering a divorce, even if you and your spouse are still living together, you should contact an experienced Wheaton divorce attorney to discuss what your options are.

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