Apple Releases iOS 7.0.2, Fixes Lock Screen Bypass

Apple released iOS 7.0.2 on Thursday, a maintenance release that fixes an important issue that allowed someone to bypass the Lock screen on iOS devices and access some aspects of your device. The problem was first reported over the weekend, making this a quick fix for the company.

Apple's patch notes:

  • Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry

iOS 7.0.2 Update Screen

iOS 7.0.2 Update Screen

The Lock screen bypass involved a specific series of steps using Control Center in iOS 7 to access an iOS device's Camera, Mail, Messages, Facebook, Flckr, Twitter, and iCloud, even though the device was still locked.

At the time, we recommended people disable Control Center access in the Lock screen. With this fix, it's probably safe to turn that back on. At the very least, I'm going to do so.

You can find iOS 7.0.2 in iTunes or as over-the-air update on your iOS device.