Viral Video Shows How Your iPhone is Taking ‘Invisible’ Pictures of You

A video shared on TikTok by user Brie Thomason has gone viral after demonstrating how your iPhone takes ‘invisible’ pictures of you.

Captioned “Technology is WILDDDD,” the video shows an iPhone user observing his home screen. As the iPhone user stares at the device, Thomason’s digital camera captures the iPhone snapping multiple infrared images every five to 10 seconds.

According to Apple, this is actually just an aspect of the iPhone that allows users to control their face ID and Animoji (the animated emoji function). The feature is available on iPhone X and later and iPad Pro models with the A12X Bionic chip.

@briethomasonTechnology is WILDDDD. #ghostbusters #technology #infared #faceid

♬ original sound – Brie Thomason