Published: Sun, March 25, 2018
Industry | By Johnnie Johnson

Siri can read out hidden notifications on locked iOS 11 iPhones

Siri can read out hidden notifications on locked iOS 11 iPhones

According to a report by 9To5Mac, the bug here applies only to third-party applications such WhatsApp, Messenger and Slack but not to Apple's own Messages app where Siri reads out content only once the phone is unlocked.

Earlier this week Brazil's MacMagazine reported anyone could access the notifications simply by saying "Hey Siri read my notifications".

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The only messaging app that isn't affected by the bug appears to be Apple's own Messages.

We've reached out to Apple and will update this story if we receive a response.

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Credit: Tom's GuideThe folks over at Brazilian website Mac Magazine have discovered a bug in Siri that will allow anyone to request the virtual personal assistant read hidden messages aloud.

Siri was launched alongside the iPhone 4s in 2011. The more preferable option for those wanting to see the notifications on the lock screen, however, would be to turn off Siri when the device is secure by heading to "Siri & Search" in the Settings and disabling the option to "Allow Siri When Locked". Do the same thing for the other apps that you don't want to send you notifications on the lock screen. Choose the app that you don't want to show notifications and swipe its "Show on Lock Screen" toggle.

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To hide or show message content on the Lock screen, go into Settings Notifications, choose the app, select Previews and then choose your option. But it looks like Siri can surpass this security layer quite easily.

The report also found that the bug exists in both iOS 11.2.6 which is now the latest stable version and the beta of iOS 11.3 which is due to release in Spring 2018. Why give anyone who picks up your phone a chance to talk to it and be obeyed by Siri, no matter how inconsequentially? The primary device user unlocks the phone and notifications with Face ID facial recognition software, which is an excellent feature for security and privacy purposes. Apparently, this setting correctly stops Siri from reading out messages at the lockscreen. Interestingly, Siri does ask you to unlock the iPhone X if you ask it to read the last email or last note.

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