iPhone users have been told to remove the FaceTime app from their cell phones in an attempt to rid people of being able to 'hack' into your phone conversation.

According to a story from News Channel 13, the problem appears to stem from the 'Group Call' feature that was added to the FaceTime app sometime last year.  The glitch apparently allows outside sources to 'tap' into your phone calls or video while attempting to connect to a third party.

According to the report, the bug exists on devices running iOS 12.1 or later and Apple representatives told CNBC a fix is coming this week.

In the meantime, it is suggested that you remove the FaceTime app from your iPhone until the problem is rectified. You may turn 'off' or remove FaceTime from your phone by :

  • Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Choose FaceTime
  • Toggle FaceTime to off.