Apple to fix blabbermouth Siri bug that reads your private notifications aloud

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Apple Probably Didn't Mean to Highlight iOS 11 Bug in iPhone X Ad

But Siri can read out messages, even with this setting set to "When Unlocked", which can be a privacy faux pas, since anyone will be able to hear your messages.

It's particularly concerning that this affects Signal notifications, as the app is primarily favored for its encrypted messaging features that provide extra security.

Siri was launched alongside the iPhone 4s in 2011. According to the report, the bug works on third-party email apps, Facebook Messenger and even Slack. You can also disable lock screen notifications on a per-app basis by going to Settings Notifications and then select a specific app.

After all, it's meant to be a LOCK screen that LOCKS your phone, not merely a cautious front end that gives you partial access to some features of some apps.

"We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update", the iPhone-maker said in a statement to MacRumors. But it looks like Siri can surpass this security layer quite easily. Saying things like "Read my last email" and "Read my last note" lead to Siri insisting that you unlock your phone before the voice assistant can follow through on the request since it associates those asks with Apple's software.

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The company is yet to provide a timeline for the update, but users in the meantime can go ahead and disable Siri when the phone is locked to ensure that hidden notifications remain private.

Turn off Notification Previews altogether.

Thankfully there are some basic settings that can prevent Siri from reading out your personal messages without authentication, but it takes a toll at some of your convenience. Choose the option Never. This option can be done by heading to the Settings app, then tapping on the Siri & Search menu.

If you want to strip down your lockscreen baggage, minimise the number of apps that can interact with the lockscreen in the first place.

Siri just can't seem to figure out when to keep quiet.

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