Apple to fix blabbermouth Siri bug that reads your private notifications aloud

All you need to do to see these hidden messages is ask Siri to read them out loud

On iOS 11, Apple introduced a new way to protect user privacy by letting you hide the contents of your notifications on your iPhone's lock screen until you unlock the device with Touch ID or Face ID. And while the bug only applies to third-party notifications - as opposed to Apple's own Messages app - the popularity of third-party messaging services from the likes of WhatsApp certainly makes the bug something to worry about.

As we have mentioned earlier, Apple has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix which will be released in the form of an iOS update. The good news is that Apple is aware of the issue and that a fix is on the way.

Even with the "Show Previews" featured set to display only "When Unlocked"(Settings Notifications Show Previews), you can still ask Siri to read any hidden notifications out loud by saying "Hey Siri, read my notifications".

In order to disable Siri on the lock screen, head to Settings Siri & Search Allow Siri When Locked. As for iOS 11.3 beta versions, the bug can be fixed by the time the final version comes out.

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To disable notifications for apps, you need to go to Settings, then select Notifications.

If you want to lock your phone down until Apple implements a patch, there is a way to avoid any nosey people from getting on your phone.

In a statement on Thursday (via MacRumors) Apple said: "We are aware of this issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update". Interestingly, Siri does ask you to unlock the iPhone X if you ask it to read the last email or last note. Unselect this toggle and Siri won't be able to read out messages when the phone is locked.

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