Friday, September 27

Apple rolls out iOS 7.0.2 update fix for lockscreen bug

Apple is rolling out iOS 7.0.2 to fix a lockscreen security bug

Apple has begun issuing the iOS 7.0.2 update to its devices in order to fix a lockscreen bug which put users’ photos, texts, emails and social networking at risk of being accessed by anyone picking up the phone.

The method of accessing a user’s personal data without the required security information was pretty drawn out and convoluted, but also widely publicised online, so it makes sense that Apple has been quick to nip it in the bud with this rapid release of a fix only a week after the problem was initially reported.
The update is now hitting all iOS 7 compatible devices including the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, as well as the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Mini and full-size iPads. It’s an over-the-air update which you can access simply by going to “Settings”, then “General” and selecting “Software Update”. Make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi to save on data costs and bare in mind you’ll likely be prompted to plug your device into a charger before you can proceed.
Apple’s putting out pretty speedy updates in response to technical problems with iOS 7 – the platform only launched on September 18 and was already bumped up to iOS 7.0.1 by September 21 to fix bugs relating to a number of issues, including a problem with buying iTunes content via the TouchID fingerprint scanner. Now only six days later we’re up to 7.0.2 already.