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  1. roughrider123's Avatar
    My friend got a new phone and I was helping him set it up and I didn't think anything of it, my phone was right beside his and he got my e mails and contact info? I was reading that if you change your passwords that the phones can't sync anymore. Has anyone run across this and if so how did you remedy it?? Thanks
    05-16-2019 09:50 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Get your friend’s iPhone, go to settings and then select erase all contents and settings. Afterwards, set it up again for that person.
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    05-16-2019 10:08 AM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    It's my understanding that the friends phone should have displayed a message asking if you wanted to copy those settings over, and then would only do so if "yes" was selected.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    05-16-2019 11:13 AM
  4. roughrider123's Avatar
    His phone is a samsung?
    05-16-2019 12:21 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    His phone is a samsung?
    What do you mean by " He got my emails and contact info"? Do you mean you put your info in his phone?
    05-16-2019 12:30 PM
  6. roughrider123's Avatar
    What do you mean by " He got my emails and contact info"? Do you mean you put your info in his phone?
    My phone numbers from my contacts went onto his phone. Also yesterday I noticed that there was a twitter tweet on his laptop from one of my followers, i'm very confused!!
    05-16-2019 12:33 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My phone numbers from my contacts went onto his phone. Also yesterday I noticed that there was a twitter tweet on his laptop from one of my followers, i'm very confused!!
    That's not possible, unless you or he used your log in credentials and contact info. Maybe he also follows that person on Twitter. Who's account does it show on his Twitter?
    05-16-2019 12:54 PM
  8. roughrider123's Avatar
    He does not know the person and he was deleting the minimized site on the bottom of the screen before i could look however I did send him something that was written to me from that person so it might have been that. But I really believe that his phone was synced with mine so I changed all of my passwords and I am going to erase his phone and mine and put a new ios on mine and a new samsung rom on his.
    05-16-2019 01:01 PM
  9. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    So, if I understand correctly, your friend was setting up his Samsung phone and your iPhone "got too close" and all your contacts and emails were copied to his phone?

    Something's just not stirring the Kool-Aid here.
    05-16-2019 01:09 PM
  10. roughrider123's Avatar
    So, if I understand correctly, your friend was setting up his Samsung phone and your iPhone "got too close" and all your contacts and emails were copied to his phone?

    Something's just not stirring the Kool-Aid here.
    Yes he showed me an e mail that i got and it was on his phone as well, they have to be synced i'm just going to erase both and re do them!
    05-16-2019 01:21 PM
  11. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I didn't know that you could "sync" an iPhone with an Android!
    05-16-2019 01:28 PM
  12. roughrider123's Avatar
    I didn't know that you could "sync" an iPhone with an Android!
    I know I didn't think so either but it did, that's why i wasn't worried about having them close to each other.
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    05-16-2019 01:52 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes he showed me an e mail that i got and it was on his phone as well, they have to be synced i'm just going to erase both and re do them!
    Who was the email from? My son has Android, but we sometimes get the same email. Was the email he got on his phone addressed to you?
    05-16-2019 04:35 PM
  14. roughrider123's Avatar
    Who was the email from? My son has Android, but we sometimes get the same email. Was the email he got on his phone addressed to you?
    There is no way that he should have gotten that e mail, it was a business dealing.
    I am going to go to apple support and see if I can get some answers and I will report back if I get any info. Thanks all for your help.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    05-16-2019 04:41 PM
  15. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    This is not possible without A cable connecting the two phones and, or you manually entering your Apple ID info into the Samsung phone. Either way there would have been multiple prompts for approval on both devices. This type of thing doesn't just happen ...
    calebt likes this.
    05-17-2019 08:41 AM
  16. imwjl's Avatar
    As a network administrator for decades and where there are 750 employees I feel I've seen it all. I've had staff argue with me about getting other people's information but they were just daft to their being cc'd in same messages and in same groups of social media. I've also had people somehow just set up their accounts on someone else's system.

    This seems like a case of misunderstanding and possibly poorly managed credentials.

    The using wrong credentials in wrong place error is something I've seen a few times.
    05-17-2019 08:48 AM
  17. roughrider123's Avatar
    There is no way that he should have gotte:



    n that e mail, it was a business dealing.
    I am going to go to apple support and see if I can get some answers and I will report back if I get any info. Thanks all for your help.
    From my conversation with Apple support I spoke with a gentleman and didn't have any answers so I was put through to a supervisor: her: As I was mentioning to the advisor you were speaking with, typically this occurs when an email account is linked to both devices. This email account can also house your contacts as well. me: So his NFC picked up my g mail acct.? her: Yes, I agree. It seems as if the other phone has your email account set up on his phone. The contacts and emails sync from the Gmail account to the phone. It appears that it did pick up on your gmail account. her: You can reset your Gmail password or you can speak with your friend about going to his settings to remove the account. me: It has to have been the NFC though correct?? her: I know that iPhones can communicate with the Androids during setup when switching from an iPhone from an Android but there are specific steps you would have to take in order to get this communication setup. So I went to the other phone and sure enough my e mail was listed in his accounts, and I didn't do anything special to the phone other than to have it too close because I was also entering phone numbers that I have on my phone onto his, and I did not use any cables or change any settings so i'm thinking that when he purchased his phone the nfc feature was turned on.
    05-17-2019 12:15 PM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    From my conversation with Apple support I spoke with a gentleman and didn't have any answers so I was put through to a supervisor: her: As I was mentioning to the advisor you were speaking with, typically this occurs when an email account is linked to both devices. This email account can also house your contacts as well. me: So his NFC picked up my g mail acct.? her: Yes, I agree. It seems as if the other phone has your email account set up on his phone. The contacts and emails sync from the Gmail account to the phone. It appears that it did pick up on your gmail account. her: You can reset your Gmail password or you can speak with your friend about going to his settings to remove the account. me: It has to have been the NFC though correct?? her: I know that iPhones can communicate with the Androids during setup when switching from an iPhone from an Android but there are specific steps you would have to take in order to get this communication setup. So I went to the other phone and sure enough my e mail was listed in his accounts, and I didn't do anything special to the phone other than to have it too close because I was also entering phone numbers that I have on my phone onto his, and I did not use any cables or change any settings so i'm thinking that when he purchased his phone the nfc feature was turned on.
    That can't happen from just being too close to another phone. The info was either entered in his phone, or synced in via your Gmail account.
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    05-17-2019 12:23 PM
  19. roughrider123's Avatar
    That can't happen from just being too close to another phone. The info was either entered in his phone, or synced in via your Gmail account.
    So you don't believe in NFC??
    05-17-2019 12:24 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    So you don't believe in NFC??
    You can bet if there were a way for an Android user to steal info from a nearby iPhone using NFC, APPLE would have been on that real fast to close that up. That would be a major security breach.
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    05-17-2019 12:33 PM
  21. scruffypig's Avatar
    So you don't believe in NFC??
    I don’t think Apple has opened up NFC for this kind of NFC transaction to occur. Apple has locked NFC way down. I think iOS 12 has permissions to read NFC tags, but that is about it. Certainly you would not be able to transfer any data between an iPhone and any other device without having to approve it first, such as with AirDrop, though that isn’t NFC and AirDrop only works with Apple devices.
    Last edited by scruffypig; 05-17-2019 at 01:52 PM.
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    05-17-2019 01:38 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    So you don't believe in NFC??
    No, this is not possible.
    The NFC functionality on iPhones is locked down, like others already mentioned.
    It only works on a select few instances and on a very limited basis.
    05-17-2019 01:52 PM
  23. roughrider123's Avatar
    No, this is not possible.
    The NFC functionality on iPhones is locked down, like others already mentioned.
    It only works on a select few instances and on a very limited basis.
    Well then let me know how this happened since you are saying that Apple isn't correct!
    05-17-2019 02:15 PM
  24. scruffypig's Avatar
    Well then let me know how this happened since you are saying that Apple isn't correct!
    Both AT&T and Verizon have content transfer apps, so you can transfer your contacts, calendars, etc. between iOS and Android. They require scanning a QR code from one of the phones’s screens. Were you using anything like this?
    05-17-2019 02:40 PM
  25. roughrider123's Avatar
    Both AT&T and Verizon have content transfer apps, so you can transfer your contacts, calendars, etc. between iOS and Android. They require scanning a QR code from one of the phones’s screens. Were you using anything like this?
    No sir
    05-17-2019 03:01 PM
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