Women Warned To Look Out For Partners Using 'Calculator App'
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There’s a special place in hell for people who cheat, and these cowards and manipulators are unfortunately very good at hiding their tracks.
In our dating-app-happy world, cheating is easier than ever before, and now you need to look out for a ‘calculator app’ as well as Tinder.
Yes, you read that right… people are cheating via the means of a humble calculator app.
The sneaky tactic was laid bare by TikToker @nuggetonair, who explained that if you search your partner's phone for the calculator app and two appear, they are most likely doing the dirty.
He explained: "If you're dating a guy and you go into his phone and type in the word calculator and he has two calculator apps, he's cheating on you."
According to the TikToker, the extra calculator is often "a secret photo album for nudes".
It’s worth noting that the extra calculator app is available on Apple and Android devices, so no one is safe.
And let’s face it, it’s unlikely that extra app is concealing a birthday surprise or something cute - although maybe one person, at least, will get a pleasant surprise.
The deceptive purpose of this app is even reflected in its name on the Apple store, where it’s labelled as a Calculator# Hide Photos Videos.
Its app description reads: "It looks like a Calculator but it secretly hides your confidential Photos, Videos, Documents, Passwords, Notes, Contacts and To-Do's. It disguises itself as a Calculator to make it impossible for prying eyes and hackers from discovering it."
The app works by deleting the photographs and media from elsewhere on the phone, so they are well and truly hidden inside.
As if that wasn’t horrifying enough, if you happen to find the app and your partner is an android user, the Google Play app has an even worse additional feature.
Calculator - Photo Vault comes with an "Intruder selfie" taker, so if you put in the wrong password, the phone’s owner will know.
Thankfully, the good people of the internet are spreading awareness of this sneaky tactic all over social media and not just on TikTok.
One Twitter user wrote: “If he has a calculator photo locker app sis, he is cheating on you.”
A second joked: “When your girlfriend skims past your secret ‘calculator’ nude app and you can keep cheating on her.”
when your girlfriend skims past your secret "calculator" nude app and you can keep cheating on her pic.twitter.com/oV3zfLrbWB— T (@xotaylorwright) February 1, 2016
Reacting to the original TikTok, one social media user summed up most of our feelings by writing: "That’s why we’re not dating men anymore."
Have you ever noticed a second calculator app on a partner’s phone? Let us know in the comments.