Update 9.0.2 fixes iOS 9 Lockscreen Privacy Bug

Apple Finally Fixes Lockscreen Privacy Bug with New Update

The update also includes fixes for iMessages, iCloud backups, and more.

Apple has rolled out update 9.0.2 to finally take care of the ever-evasive lockscreen privacy bug in iPhone and other devices running iOS 9 on them.

The update comes just one week after the previous update, which had failed to deal with the gaping security hole that allowed an unauthorized user to change contacts and access gallery on a locked device through a series of well-timed taps. Although this was far from simple to execute, the chances of privacy breach were significantly increased in case of the device being stolen.

“A lock screen issue allowed access to photos and contacts on a locked device,” a report on the Apple support page reads. “This issue was addressed by restricting options offered on a locked device.”

Apple appears to be struggling to get its lockscreen right for quite some time now. iPhone 4S also had a similar issue when Siri was first launched with it. The issue returned with iOS 7 in 2013 and it took the tech giant several failed attempts before it finally managed to fix it.

Aside from fixing the lockscreen privacy bug, the latest update for iOS 9 also takes care of the bugs related iMessage and iCloud backups.

iOS 9.0.2 is available for download as a free update.


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