Think someone is signing into your Facebook account? Here's how to find out with Facebook for iOS!

Think someone is signing into your Facebook account? Here's how to find out with Facebook for iOS!

If you're curious about where your Facebook account gets signed in from, or you're suspicious that someone has been logging into your account without permission, there's a lesser known feature called Facebook sessions that can tell you exactly where your account is signed in from geographically, and in most cases you can even see what device was used. Here's how to access the feature with Facebook for iPhone and iPad:

  1. Launch the Facebook app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on More in the bottom navigation.
  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap on Account Settings.
  4. Now tap on Security.
  5. At the bottom tap on Active Sessions.
  6. Here you can view (and end) all sessions for your Facebook account.

If you see anything suspicious, we'd recommend not only ending the session, but changing your password.

One thing worthy of noting is that I've experienced sign-ins from different states and locations periodically that are far away. Many Twitter users reported the same issue and even had some of the same sign-ins I did. I think this could be in relation to how Facebook handles logins on different servers but I'm not sure. If anyone else has any insight on this, let us know in the comments!

Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Think someone is signing into your Facebook account? Here's how to find out with Facebook for iOS!

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The log-in location is misleading. It's actually the location of the DNS Server of the network you're logged in through, which can be far-removed from your actual location. It can be especially puzzling if you're logging in through a cellular account.

Great tip. Thanks.

I also spotted there that Facebook supports Google Authenticator. Sadly when adding it it keeps crashing. Will try to set it up another way perhaps?

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Awesome tip! Wow, Ally, you're like a Facebook ninja. I don't know how you do it but it looks like you know every nook and cranny of FB.

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Keeping log in notifications via text turned on is another useful feature i think. You get a text whenever a sign in happens on your fb account. :)

I think I'm done with Facebook. Only use it for the easy sign-on feature, but as for social use, I'm over it.

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Just a theory, but it could also be due to some smartphone's automatically applying "mock locations" when you browse from your mobile device.
Also, when on a desktop computer, there are settings or add-ons etc in your browser you can apply that hides your location. Some even make up one for you. It's part of some browser's security. So, could be that.