Apple releases iOS 7.02, fixing lockscreen passcode flaw

Apple has just released a new version of iOS for iPhone and iPad users, which they claim will fix the various passcode flaws that have been embarrassing the company since the recent launch of iOS 7.

The most recently discovered problem was a vulnerability in iOS 7's lockscreen code that allowed anyone to make a phone call from a locked device via the emergency screen.

iOS 7.02

Anyone want to place a bet on how long it takes hackers to find a vulnerability in this version?

If you want to install it for yourself, go to Settings | General | Software Update. Be sure, of course, to read the terms & conditions before you go ahead and install the update to iOS 7.02 - who knows what they could have slipped in there?

PS. Anyone else going to try using that Greek keyboard option for a really tricky to crack passcode? :)

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Allen Wilson
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Allen Wilson
September 26, 2013 6:59 pm

This update is not good for IPhone 4! :(

Debbie
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Debbie
September 26, 2013 11:52 pm

Why isnt it?

brahbolda
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brahbolda
September 27, 2013 2:03 pm

my phone screen shows de plug and pointing to itunes help me!

Russ
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Russ
September 27, 2013 3:31 pm

my iPhone 5 did the same thing I plugged it into my
computer now it wants to RESTORE the iphone to NEW I really
don't wanna loose all my data/pics but I think
it's too late

TW
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TW
September 28, 2013 1:45 pm

My IPhone 4 is showing the same thing! Plug pointing toward
iTunes icon. Frozen on that screen. Can anyone help!!!!!!

Sam
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Sam
October 1, 2013 6:43 pm

That happened when I downloaded the iOS 7 update. You don't have a choice: you must restore your iPhone. But don't fret about losing apps. Most likely when you plugged it in to your computer it backed up your apps to your computer. Otherwise your iPhone probably backups to the iCloud automatically each night. Once you restore your iPhone, you will be able to set it up and if it doesn't prompt to retrieve apps through the iCloud, you can do so through your settings. Then they download when you're in wifi. Your music, however, won't restore, so you'll have to sync from your itunes again.

Angie Jones
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Angie Jones
September 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Is that the same with android then because I can phone
emergency services from my lock screen as well!

Omar
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Omar
September 26, 2013 10:51 pm

Last time I installed iOS 0.7 & now could i re
install iOS 7.2 for iPhone 5?please inform me immediately

Debbie
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Debbie
September 26, 2013 11:49 pm

Since updating my iphone 4 to ios7 my itunes hasnt worked i
backed it up and restored it to its original phone yesterday it was
working today its not pls help

Ryan Jones
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September 27, 2013 1:23 am

SInce Updating to 7.0.2 My phone has been in recovery
mode…I have never had an update that did this….Great Thanks
Apple…

Tony
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Tony
September 27, 2013 10:46 am

Just restore. It'll be fine. That's why
you backup before you update.

Russ
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Russ
September 27, 2013 3:33 pm

this is CRAP a tiny update to wreck my main mode of
communications I (unlike most "Apple Zombies"
don't plug my phone into my computer often at all) hell, I
don't even use my home computer except to print

.me
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.me
September 28, 2013 5:52 am

Oooh, "Apple Zombies". You must be a very
superior being Russ. Wanker!

Jonathan
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Jonathan
September 27, 2013 2:42 am

How do I access the Greek password keyboard please
help

Chandler Calhoon
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Chandler Calhoon
September 27, 2013 7:14 am

The Siri to make calls while locked is still there and
airplane mode while locked

Russ
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Russ
September 27, 2013 3:34 pm

it would be awesome for them to fix this I hate Siri
talking to me from my pocket

lynne
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lynne
September 27, 2013 11:05 am

tried to instal ois7.02 now my phones not going on

Joe
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Joe
September 27, 2013 12:47 pm

Hi ,did the updates successfully, problem I have since
update is that the phone will not answer the 'slide to
answer' ,not working effectively

davcompany
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davcompany
September 27, 2013 5:10 pm

ios 7.0.2 = ZONK !! F*#k OFF !!

Ken Mullen
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Ken Mullen
September 27, 2013 7:49 pm

Installed 7.0.2 I can send messages email and phone using
Siri with the phone locked.

Sid
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Sid
September 27, 2013 9:07 pm

Thats all well and good but there is another flaw! As it
stands, you can turn on Airplane mode from the lock screen. So what
you say. But if your phone is stolen and Airplane mode is
activated, there's no point in 'Find my
iPhone' as the phone is not sending out a signal. Yes, you
can disable control center from the lock screen, but that defeats
the object of having it. All Apple need to do is hide the Airplane
mode tab in lock screen and expose it when pin unlocked.

Richard Kenney
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September 27, 2013 11:54 pm

everyone I talk to that has updated it hates it. I now wish I not updated my phone it's hard to see you for older eyes, icons are not very well done. My phone seems to be really cliquish now. Trying to figure out how to go back to the older version.

Anthoro
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Anthoro
September 28, 2013 1:42 am

Great! It did work for me ! Remember to hold home button
until itunes will recognize your device and recovery mode. THX mate
!

Ann
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Ann
September 29, 2013 8:55 pm

struggling to sync my iTunes on laptop with recently
updated iphone as all was lost on update. iTunes is not recognising
my phone – can anyone help?

kathy
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kathy
September 28, 2013 2:12 am

How do I change to the Greek keyboard?

zenaa
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zenaa
September 28, 2013 7:51 am

why does it takes so much time to get
updated…………

John
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John
September 28, 2013 2:41 pm

I'm running iOS 7 dev beta update 3 and my 5th gen
iPod touch isn't detecting a software update, anybody know
why?

syrendyr
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syrendyr
September 28, 2013 3:34 pm

blue tooth with Ford Sync all jacked up now!!!! car
controls are not responding ….can't change songs or
play/pause without manually hitting play from the phone.
sucks!!

Michael Bazzoni
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September 30, 2013 6:50 pm

Same here. My steering wheel audio controls in my Ford
Fusion are gone since loading 7.02 on my iPhone 5. I posted that in
the Apple Support Communities too. Not cool find this out while I
was driving.

Matthew philp
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Matthew philp
September 29, 2013 3:32 am

when i plug my phone into iTunes it says there is a
problem? what do i do?

Ann
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Ann
September 29, 2013 8:56 pm

have you found a solution, if you have please share as I
have same problem!!

Rob Lessen
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Rob Lessen
September 29, 2013 6:18 pm

I'm still pissed that I lost my calendar entries
when I "updated" to 7. I'm thinking
I'll try an Andriod phone soon.

Angela
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Angela
September 30, 2013 4:14 am

Hi, Since updating my Iphone 4, my battery is draining
within about 4 hours. I have done both updates, turned off Wifi,
bluetooth, etc. Is this being addressed?

Austin
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Austin
September 30, 2013 5:25 pm

Since I downloaded ios7-7.2 on my iPhone 5 my battery dies extremely fast does anyone know why?

Mike
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Mike
October 5, 2013 4:56 pm

I am having the same problem. Started immediately after
updating to 7.02. And this is a newer (6 months) phone.

Cervantaes Trudeau
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October 2, 2013 1:37 am

Hey Graham?
How can I update from ios6.1.3 to. 7.0.2 without having to restore it?

impations
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impations
October 6, 2013 9:54 am

I Hate IOS 7.02 it sucks for IPhone 4 . I like to take
pictures on my iPhone and ios 7.02 says it uses panorama and I
don't get that on my phone or the color effects. I hate
that the txt screen is all white it hurts my EYEs when I have many
texts to read. please find a solution to the white screen .
!!!

Philip
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Philip
October 6, 2013 3:55 pm

7.2 Don't do it.. will mess up your phone. My
phone was working good on the IOS 7.1, excluding the code glitch,
now I lost all information and nothing is in the i cloud that was
backed up earlier. Will never consider an apple product
again.

Allie
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Allie
October 17, 2013 3:48 am

I updated my iphone today and hate it!! whats worse is the
Greek keyboard is jacked!! I changed my password and only used 3
characters, it accepted it and now I have been locked out of my
phone ALL day!! The symbol of sigma is not the same on the lock
screen and I am locked out!

Ritch
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Ritch
November 19, 2013 1:33 pm

I updated my Iphone 5 to IOS 7.2 a couple of weeks ago, i really liked the look and feel of it………….untill my phone decided to die on me, the apple logo was on for 3 seconds then off for 3 seconds. I took my phone to my service provider and they have sent it off to be looked at and hopefully fixed. I just hope all my videos and photos are still on there when i get it back, im not that fussed about the phone just the footage of my son. Has anybody else had this problem and do you know if i will get the phone back with the footage on.

Thanks

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