Monday, April 12, 2021

Are Your Partner’s Apps Really Innocent?

are your partner's apps suspicious?

When you think about incriminating behaviors on mobile devices, you probably think of sexy photos, texts, or instant messages in easily noticeable places like dating apps, a built-in photo app, or texting app. If you’re worried that your partner is cheating on you, those are probably the things you’re going to pay attention to.

However, if your partner has thought through hiding the infidelity well, there’s a chance that other kinds of apps could be hiding valuable information. Worried that your partner is engaging in a technology-fueled affair? Then do your research to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed by:

  • Looking for the presence of “innocent” apps
  • Observing their social media behavior
  • Finding out who’s on the other end of a phone call

Innocent-Looking Apps Can Be Hiding Information

One of the most worrying things is the possibility that an innocent-looking app can contain incriminating photos and messages. Vault apps are apps that look like an innocent calculator or accessories folder. But they actually function as a place to store documents and photos. Some of them also have a built-in internet browser, which ensures that the history in the phone’s built-in browser is squeaky clean.

Browse the App Store or Google Play Store to see some of the vault apps available (also called hidden apps or ghost apps). That way, you’ll be able to know what some of the app icons look like. If you see any of those apps on your partner’s phone, you’ll know that there’s some secret content there, which may be evidence of cheating. Although you won’t be able to access that content without a passcode, it’s a good indicator that your suspicions are founded.

Your Partner’s Social Media Habits May Be Suspicious

Social media is by far the most common way that cheaters get in contact with new partners. Whether it’s a flirty message on Instagram or a full-fledged affair carried out through Snapchat, it’s possible that the social media apps on your partner’s phone are providing a way to cheat.

It’s true that your partner could be using social media responsibly. (After all, it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and family that you don’t see in person very frequently.) However, it’s also a constant source of temptation for many people.

Plenty of warning signs signal an online affair. If you’re worried that your partner is cheating on you via social media, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the outward signs. Does your partner suddenly have many more Facebook friends or followers that you don’t know? Is he or she suddenly very possessive of phones and tablets? Do you notice that social media is a much bigger part of his or her life?

If you keep an eye out on these warning signs, you may find hints that there’s something happening.

You Can’t Rely Upon a Quick Scan

Even if you’re diligent, you can’t rely upon a quick look across your partner’s phone to know whether it’s a source of cheating. With vault apps available everywhere and affairs frequent on social media, something may be happening right in front of your eyes, even if you don’t notice it yet. The best way to try and find out who your partner is communicating with is to use PeopleFinders.

When your partner’s cell phone rings, if the person on the other side isn’t a contact, the phone number itself will show up on the screen. Commit it to memory.

Then, use the PeopleFinders reverse phone lookup to try and see to whom that number belongs. Sure, it could just be a business partner or telemarketer. But if you see the same number coming up virtually every day, then you may want to do some further research on that person.


It’s hard to uncover cheating. But if you’re diligent, you can find hard evidence of a partner’s infidelity. You need to make sure you’re paying attention to everything, including potentially unmarked apps, strange social media habits, and calls from unlisted phone numbers. Using the tools at your disposal, like PeopleFinders, may help you get the evidence you need to confront your partner about their infidelity.

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PeopleFinders was launched in 1999 to give people easy access to public records data. The PeopleFinders mission is to find, organize and make information accessible - empowering people with meaningful answers.

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