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iOS 9.0.2 fixes lockscreen privacy bug that allowed access to photos and contacts


With the release of iOS 9.0.2 this morning Apple has fixed a flaw in the lockscreen that allowed anyone to access photos and contacts without actually unlocking the phone. The bug was widely publicized on Twitter and other social media outlets.

Apple highlighted the change as the only security fix in today’s release in a support document published this evening. The patch was pushed out quickly, just one week after the last update, and included several other fixes for problems with iMessage, iCloud backups, and more.

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  1. bunim1 - 7 years ago

    My iCloud will still not complete the iPhone 6 Plus backup

    • check settings>icloud>storage>manage storage> delete your old backup. (it may be incomplete) and then try it again

    • PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

      1) Same here. And even if it did, I’ve never been able to successfully restore from an iCloud backup. It always fails.

      2) I do hope they’ll release a fix for Safari’s inability to view a video in landscape orientation.

  2. Good to hear. Interesting the fact it has been dealt with doesn’t seem to have had nearly as much airtime as the fact it was there in the first place. A lesson to everyone to ensure they keep their OS up to date to stay safe, not just with their phones.

  3. Le Spectre - 7 years ago

    Does this fix the issue of asking Siri “who am i” when iPhone locked and Siri brings up the contact card of the iPhone owner?