My Mum's been snooping through my phone, want can I do about it?

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Last night I felt something brush past me while I was asleep. I realised it was my Mum in my room and kept my eyes closed. I usually keep my phone under one of my pillows and I felt her reach across me to grab my phone.

I heard her pressing the home button a few times and she must've been in my room for about

Last night I felt something brush past me while I was asleep. I realised it was my Mum in my room and kept my eyes closed. I usually keep my phone under one of my pillows and I felt her reach across me to grab my phone.

I heard her pressing the home button a few times and she must've been in my room for about 10mins looking through it before she put it back. I have no idea how she worked out my passcode because it wasn't an obvious one and I usually use fingerprint recognition so she can't have seen me putting in my passcode.

I know she went through it because I had new messages and snapchat notifications that hadn't appeared on my lock screen like they usually do.

I'm fuming! I'm 21 and I've only just moved back home after 3 years at uni so it's not like I'm a child that can't be trusted. Thank god I was logged out of my tinder profile at the time! Anyway what should I do? Should I tell her or ignore it, I've changed my passcode but what if it happens again?

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goldcutesmay567:
Tell her that you do not like her snooping around your phone without your permission because it is an invasion of privacy, and you are old enough to not have her phone checked out. I snooped around my sister's phone once (she's 22) and got so pissed off, I can imagine the frustration.
Richard:
Put a password on your phone. It might be inconvenient but it should keep your nosey parent out. Also, if she ever leaves her phone accessible while she is around, pick it up and make a point of deliberately looking through her phone. Even if she is kind enough to provide you with accommodation, it does not give her the right to spy on what you are doing. At 21, you are entitled to the same privacy that she probably expects. Unless you share a bedroom, this also applies to her entering your room.

I hope this helps.

babyboomer1001:
She is concerned about your safety. Ignore it. She has a right to check up on you. It is called "parental duty". Be grateful that you have a parent who cares. When you move out of her house, then you will no longer be under her care. Until then, she has a right to snoop. And, yes, I did read that you are 21.
Dong:
Don't say the pword.
Claire:
change your pword
Murzy:
change your pword

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