IOS Bug Workaround: How To Prevent Siri From Reading Out Hidden Notifications

IOS Bug Workaround: How To Prevent Siri From Reading Out Hidden Notifications

IOS Bug Workaround: How To Prevent Siri From Reading Out Hidden Notifications

But for other apps such as third-party email apps, Facebook Messenger, Slack, and many more, Siri will just spout off details about the notification without checking that it's the right person asking to hear them.

The issue was reported yesterday by a Brazilian outlet Mac Magazine in which it detailed that hidden notifications on an iPhone or iPad can be unveiled using nothing but your voice command.

As per a report in Mashable, Apple has responded to the findings and said that it was "aware" of the bug and that a fix was on its way.

"We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update", the iPhone-maker said in a statement to MacRumors.

The newly discovered iOS 11 bug allows Siri to read aloud your hidden notifications, even if your phone is locked.


Users can disable Siri when iPhone is locked.

One of the hallmarks of iOS 11 on the iPhone X is that it automatically hides the content of your messages from the home screen. From what I can tell, as long as they don't show up on the lock screen, Siri will say that you don't have any new notifications and ignore those arriving in the background.

Turn off lock screen notifications for these sensitive apps (Settings Notifications select app Show on Lock Screen). Do the same thing for the other apps that you don't want to send you notifications on the lock screen. Considering the iOS 11.3 is still in beta testing, Apple could add a fix to the bug before it publicly releases the software in the coming weeks. Siri didn't check and make sure that the owner of the phone was the person who's making the request. It then displays a very general "Mail message" for email and "iMessage" for text content in the notification box.

Thankfully there are some basic settings that can prevent Siri from reading out your personal messages without authentication, but it takes a toll at some of your convenience.

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.

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