Siri on lock screen shows contacts

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  1. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    When you tell Siri to call or text someone you can without a Passcode. A list of all of your contacts are also accessible through Siri while your phone is locked.
     
  2. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    That's why they give you an option to turn Siri off from the lock screen.

    Convenience vs security. Choose one.
     
  3. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Try "Siri, unlock this device".
    Maybe ask her nicely, too.
     
  4. Paddle1 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Isn't this a bug in the software?
     
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Well not really. It's common sense. If you want to be able to use Siri from the lock screen, certain things are going to be made available (internet, calendar, contacts, messages, etc).

    The option is there to turn it off.
     
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Exactly, I chose security.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Wasn't it petty much always like this since the day Apple introduced Siri (and not just something in iOS 7.1.1 or even iOS 7).
     
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    How do we turn off Siri on the lock screen then?
     
  10. cynics macrumors G3

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    Settings > passcode > turn off Siri from lock
     
  11. Paddle1 thread starter macrumors 68030

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  12. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, wouldn't call it a "security bug."
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Are we sure this isn't how Siri always worked?

    That aside, given that an iPhone 5S seems to be used in the video, and between asking Siri about "contacts" and then saying "call" it looks like the person holds one of the fingers on the home button for a bit--perhaps that unlocks the phone via Touch ID and that's why the subsequent actions allow for Contacts to be accessible?
     
  14. Paddle1 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just did this on a 4S, it isn't because of Touch ID.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So then basically what Siri has always allowed to do. Doesn't seem like anything new or surprising really.
     
  16. Paddle1 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Why when you tell Siri "Show contacts" does Siri say "You need to unlock your iPhone first." But if you do it this way it lets you view all contacts freely, it seems like a programming mistake.
     
  17. C DM, May 6, 2014
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    Different use case in a sense. But still certainly something that's been around before iOS 7.1.1, and perhaps even as far as the introduction of Siri.

    Another video of this kind of thing from a few months ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYuO9k0_WBA

    There are probably videos and mentions of this from even before, so not sure why it's making news now really, unless somehow this particular behavior is something truly new in iOS 7.1 or 7.0 somehow.
     
  18. Paddle1 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    This is new in 7.1.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Do we know that for sure from somewhere? Just curious.
     
  20. Paddle1 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've searched and all results are from March 2014 forward, I've also heard that it does not work on iOS 7.0.
     
  21. Intell macrumors P6

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    What exactly needs to be said to an iOS device for this? I'm wanting to test it on an iOS 5 device. So far, it works the same as it does on iOS 7 and 7.1.
     
  22. Paddle1 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Tell Siri to text or call, when she asks who to send it too, say a name that isn't in your contacts and press Other.
     
  23. Intell macrumors P6

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    Happens on iOS 5 as well. Not a bug, more like a feature as it can be disabled via Settings.
     
  24. Paddle1 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I guess it was designed this way then. You can do more on the lock screen than it appears.
     
  25. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    It can't show you a list of contacts.

    You can however ask Siri to give you someone's specific contact information, which is definitely something Apple should fix.
     

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