Yet another iOS issue: Apple iOS 9 lock-screen bug lets you access contacts, photos
Can you fool Appleâ€™s iPhone security and get access to its contacts and photos app? There is no denying the fact that these two are very important apps for any user and the thought of losing the contacts or their availability to someone else is just mindboggling.
Now there are reports that anyone with a few steps can bypass your expensive iPhoneâ€™s security system and gain access to the two very important apps.
Everyone keeps many pictures and selfies in his or her smartphone that he or she wouldnâ€™t like anyone else to watch. If you are one of those I am sure you would already be sitting tight and just hoping that this dreadful thing doesnâ€™t happen to you.
So letâ€™s see how the exploit works. You have to enter the wrong PIN four times. On the fifth attempt, type in three numbers, then hold down Home to bring up Siri as you type in the fourth number (keep in mind that a typical iOS device will lock you out for a minute if you screw up a PIN five times in a row).
While talking about the procedure that is actually long and cumbersome a report says, â€œWhen finally following the fifth attempt Siri appears, you ask her (or him) the time. Tap on the time, and then make your way over to the World Clock tab of the resulting screen. Add a new clock, type in a few letters, select them, click the option to share what you’re copying, and then select to share it to a text message. You’re now in iOS’s Contacts app, which should also grant you access to the Photos application as if you were the real, authenticated user of the device you’re holdingâ€”if you go to change one of the contact’s photos, that isâ€.