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

Nichole Vega
March 24, 2018

According to a report from Engadget, Apple has confirmed to the publication that they are aware of the problem and will be issuing a fix.

The bug does not affect Apple's Messages app, but for third party messaging apps like WhatsApp, Skype or Telegram, Siri will read out these notifications on your lockscreen, even if your privacy settings for "Show Previews" is set to display only "When Unlocked" (Settings Notifications Show Previews).

MacRumours replicated the bug on an iPhone X in its own tests, between iOS 11.2.6 and the current iOS 11.3 beta.

Apple has already issued a statement that says it is "aware" of the bug and is now working on a fix.

We're not sure when exactly the fix will arrive, but it's possible that it might come in iOS 11.3, which is now in beta, or even possibly in iOS 11.2.7 if Apple were to release a minor update.

This is not the first time that iOS has given room to potential bugs that might allow unauthorized people to gain control or breach your private data.

DailyMail.com has reached out to an Apple spokesperson for comment.

The issue was reported yesterday by a Brazilian outlet Mac Magazine in which it detailed that hidden notifications on an iPhone or iPad can be unveiled using nothing but your voice command. The smart assistant won't even confirm if it is the owner of the device. If in case you want to keep the notification on the lock screen, you can disable Siri when you lock your device.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details.

Another workaround for the iOS bug requires you to completely disable Siri whenever your iPhone is locked.

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