Man shares ‘shady’ AirPods hack that lets people listen in on your conversations

This is creepy! (Image: brycenor Bryce/TikTok)

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If you've ever felt like someone was listening in on your private conversations, that could very well be the case.

An Apple AirPod owner has recently shared a hack for the wireless earphones that allows people to eavesdrop on other people's conversations.

A TikTok user named Bryce has gone viral after he responded to the question "what's a piece of information that you learned that feels illegal to know?"

Bryce then shared the AirPod trick, which he said doesn't feel illegal, but is pretty "shady".

He explained how it works, saying: "You go in your settings, go to your control center and then you find the little ear.

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"You push the plus sign and then when you push the plus sign it will go where your flashlight, your calculator and all that is."

Bryce continues to explain the next step involves, bringing up the drop down menu from your home screen, which should now have the little hearing ear on it.

Click and it will bring up a live listen option, which you turn on.

"You can leave it in any room and you can listen to what anybody's saying at any time if your phone's in that room with just your earbud in."

You have to turn on live listening
(Image: brycenor Bryce/TikTok)

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More than three million people have watched Bryce's video, with over 399,000 liking it.

Thousands also commented to share their thoughts with many freaked out by the discovery.

One person said: "Ok I'm far too toxic to have this information."

Another replied: "Don't trust people with AirPods, got it."

Someone else wrote: "I am simply too sensitive to do this for myself but I will watch out for ppl leaving their phones behind now."

"Having this info is almost worth going back to the office for," added a different user.

A fifth pointed out: "This is an accessibility feature meant for those who are hard of hearing to use. It filters out background noise so they can hear conversations easier."

Have you tried it out for yourself? Let us know in the comments below.

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