My smartphone has been hacked

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So today I went shopping and left my phone I my car. When I can back my phone had turned airplane mode on and location off. Also multiple tabs we're open that I did not open. And a draft text message to a random phone number I don't even know.  And downloaded some game. Please help.
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I’m not sure what we can do other than recommend that you do a factory reset of your phone and any change passwords associated with the device and any associated accounts.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    What is the time duration that you got back your phone? Was the car locked? Is your phone locked automatically after a certain time interval? It is better to change all passwords (including email) with complex one.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Help how? It's very unlikely that your phone was "hacked"; but if it5 was, there's essentially nothing we can do from here. We'd need to have possession of your phone to do anything significant.

    Take your phone back to where you bought it, and follow their advice after you tell them the story.
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  • ToddN2000
    I have to agree with Raven on this. It's unlikely it was hacked. Are you the only user with access to this phone in your household? It may be possible it was used without your knowledge there and the settings were changed or some app was downloaded that is causing you issues.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    If you are not sure, you can stop using any kind of social network for some days and if possible, also stop the mobile internet connection. Now see if anything unusual happens. If there is nothing and all goes OK, you can start again internet connection.
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