Siri security - so anyone can use my iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jbrown, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    So - despite having the phone lock on I* can:

    Call people

    Send texts

    Have my recently received texts read back to me

    Look up peoples contact details from my address book

    Am I missing something - or is this a glaring security / privacy breach?

    :mad:



    * And anybody else can that picks up my phone.
     
  2. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

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    #2
    Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock

    Turn on Passcode and then set Siri to off. Problem solved. No one will be able to access Siri (or anything else) without entering the passcode.
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thanks for that.....surely it should be that by default?:rolleyes:
     
  4. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    So every time you want Siri, you have to enable it? Defeats the purpose, don't you think? Or is this automated?
     
  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    On a different tack.......can you unlock your phone with Siri....by saying your lock code?
     
  6. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    No, every time you want to use Siri (with the phone locked) you have to unlock it first and then use Siri. Just imagine iOS 4... If the phone were locked you couldn't use it before entering the passcode. Same thing with iOS 5 and Siri. Unlock it first and you're free to use.
     
  7. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

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    No, nothing happens if you hold down the button if the phone is locked and you have Siri set to off.
     
  8. dmystic1 macrumors regular

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    Maybe Siri needs voice recognition, only responding to the owners voice?
     
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    From your perspective. Never assume that your preferences are universal.
     

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