This question comes up quite a bit when you’re hosting a show about all things tech on 400+ radio stations in the US: “How do I know if my partner is cheating?”
My best advice is to have an honest conversation with your partner, with the support of a couples therapist. Still, cheating does leave a lot of technical breadcrumbs behind. You have to know where to look.
When a relationship ends, tech life also needs to sort things out.
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The more time you spend with someone, the more accounts, passwords, and devices you share. Sit down and list everything you can think of. Check your browser’s saved passwords for inspiration. One by one, log out of each account on each device and change the password.
A password manager will help you generate new, strong passwords—or you can just write them down. Just don’t leave books that anyone can find.
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Here’s a checklist to get you thinking:
e-mail: If your ex knows your password and you’re logged into their device or a shared account or device, sign out and change your password.
Bank or other financial website: Set up a new online account with your new bank account.
social media: Have you ever shared your password or logged into Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter or other social media sites? Yes, change those passwords.
Cloud storage: This includes access to your Apple, Google Drive, Dropbox and online backup accounts.
Online Shopping: Amazon is a must. Review your most recent bank statement and remind yourself where else you have online accounts.
Next, I’ll walk you through the steps to log each device out on several major sites and services.
Since your Google account may be associated with your email, contacts, location history, searches, photos, and more, this is a big problem to address.
Here’s how to see every device signed in to your account:
go google.com/devices. You need to log in.
You’ll see a list of devices you’re currently logged into or have logged into within the past 28 days.
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You may see the same device multiple times, this is normal. You can click on each to see which browser was used. This could be a hint that someone else is logged in – for example, you see Microsoft Edge but you’re always using Chrome.
For any device that you know doesn’t belong to you, click on it and select the “Don’t know what?“Google will remotely log out of this device. Afterwards, change your password.
Part of saying goodbye is getting rid of social media posts that mention your ex. This is a faster method than swiping one by one.
Your credit and money tied to Amazon. Even if your ex won’t use your account to buy stuff, do you want them to see what you buy and stream? No.
Open Amazon and hover over the “Hello [your name], account and list. ”
Under your account, click account.
choose Login and Security. You may need to log in again.
At the bottom, you’ll see “Account Compromised?” Click start.
Notifications will be sent to your email address. Once approved, you can sign out of each device connected to your account. Do this, then change your password.
Here’s how to see which devices are logged into your Facebook account. It’s easiest to do this from a computer.
Sign in and click down arrow In the upper right corner.
click Settings and Privacy > set up.
Finally, click Security and Login.
You will see a where you are logged in. It shows the two closest devices and their approximate login locations.click see more A wider field of view option.
Go through each entry and look for places you’ve never been or devices you don’t own.
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You can click on the three dots next to the device on this page to choose “Not you?” or “Sign out”.
The first option will give you more details about the device and where it is located, as well as steps to secure your account. The latter option will log off the device.
You can see every logged-in device and log them out remotely in a few steps. It is easiest to perform this task from your computer.
Sign in to your Netflix account. If you have multiple profiles, select your profile to go to the Netflix home page.
Hover over your profile icon and select account.
In the “Settings” section, select log off all devices.
Confirm that you want to do this and click Sign out.
Streaming is more than just movies and TV. If you shared your Spotify account, don’t forget to revoke access.
To log out of all devices and browsers:
Log in to your account page.
click logout everywhere.
Note that this does not include speakers, TVs or game consoles.To delete your account, go to your application page and select remove access.
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