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Apple iOS 9 flaw enlists Siri to bypass your iPhone 6S lock screen

04.05.16

Apple keeps fixing problems in the latest edition of its mobile software, but another one has popped up.

A bug has surfaced iniOS 9 and higher that takes advantage of digital assistant Siri and the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. The glitch was initially demoed in a video by a YouTube user named Ideosdebarraquito and then further detailed in a second video by YouTuber EverythingApplePro.

The flaw works by asking Siri to search Twitter, specifically looking for a result that returns an email address. On an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, you then “force tap” on the email link to access the 3D Touch menu and choose the option to Add to Existing Contact, which provides access to all contacts. You can also choose to Create a New Contact and add a photo to that contact, which gives access to all photos.

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