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Apple on Thursday released iOS 7.0.2, a security and maintenance update for its mobile operating system that addresses bugs related to secure lockscreen password entry.

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The new update fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the lockscreen passcode. It also reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry, Apple said.

The update arrives less than a week after users discovered a roundabout way to utilize the new Control Center feature to bypass an iOS device's passcode lock. The exploit granted users access to Mail, Photos, Twitter and more.

Prior to Thursday's update, users could defeat the exploit by simply disabling Control Center from the lock screen. With iOS 7.0.2, that security procedure is no longer necessary.

Apple quickly confirmed last week that it had identified the flaw and was working on a fix. The bug affected both iPhone and iPad.

Though it has been available for just over a week, iOS 7 has already seen a pair of small updates to address minor issues. iOS 7.0.1 was made available to iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c owners last week to squash minor bugs found in the newly released hardware.
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Interesting that iTunes could not find the update. When I went thru Settings>General>Update my iPhone found it ASAP and am installing now.
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I've had a ton of iRadio crashes running 7.0.0 and wifi issues walking between wireless base stations on a roaming network (that worked with ios 6 fine).  One can hope there are a few fixes under the hood

 

edit: wonder if the base station issues are related to the new multipath networking stack

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Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?
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Originally Posted by coxnvox View Post
Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?


So you’re confident it’s a bug and not changed settings?

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"Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?"

 

There are a number of things that are different in OS7 that could explain your battery issues. One is the Background App Refresh (Settings / General Background App Refresh) that has some apps turned on by default. If available on your phone then you may want to turn the animations off as well. Hope you track it down as it can be very frustrating (especially when others don't seem to have the problem).

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"Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?"

 

There are a number of things that are different in OS7 that could explain your battery issues. One is the Background App Refresh (Settings / General Background App Refresh) that has some apps turned on by default. If available on your phone then you may want to turn the animations off as well. Hope you track it down as it can be very frustrating (especially when others don't seem to have the problem).

 

You can't turn off animations, just lower the parallax effect when moving the phone around.  

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I sure hope they also fixed SIRI through locked screen. Try "show my photos" "search for ..." "last number dialed" "send text to" etc. That should require a pin code to be entered, but it does not on IOS7.
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"You can't turn off animations, just lower the parallax effect when moving the phone around."

 

Thanks. I should have been more precise and said "reduce motion".

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I sure hope they also fixed SIRI through locked screen. Try "show my photos" "search for ..." "last number dialed" "send text to" etc. That should require a pin code to be entered, but it does not on IOS7.

 

Personally I like it this way. I can send a text without looking and having to enter a code. But could see that it could be a privacy issue for some. 

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Apple on Thursday released iOS 7.0.2, a security and maintenance update for its mobile operating system that addresses bugs related to secure lockscreen password entry..

This is one of the things that the fandroids just don't seem to get.

With iOS, when there's a security problem, we get it right away. Sure, eventually (after 3 years or so in most cases), fixes are no longer available, but until then we can count on security problems being fixed.

With Android, that's not the case. Only in rare circumstances do you get fixes for security bugs in your OS. (sure, we'll hear them whining that the OS doesn't matter and only apps matter, but even a moment's reflection shows how ridiculous that argument is).
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Originally Posted by coxnvox View Post

Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?
That's strange, both my and my wife's 4s' work just great under iOS 7. In fact I think I might even get better battery life than I used to.
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I sure hope they also fixed SIRI through locked screen. Try "show my photos" "search for ..." "last number dialed" "send text to" etc. That should require a pin code to be entered, but it does not on IOS7.
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Personally I like it this way. I can send a text without looking and having to enter a code. But could see that it could be a privacy issue for some. 

I discovered yesterday a way that makes it less of a concern with the 5s. If you have fingerprint enabled you can turn off Siri when locked.
Since you you hold down the home button to access Siri anyway, what happens is you finger unlocks it also the same time you hold down the button.
But others can't hold down and activate Siri.
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I sure hope they also fixed SIRI through locked screen. Try "show my photos" "search for ..." "last number dialed" "send text to" etc. That should require a pin code to be entered, but it does not on IOS7.

 

Can't you turn that feature off? Settings>General>Passcode Lock>Siri. Or am I mis-understanding?

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Can't you turn that feature off? Settings>General>Passcode Lock>Siri. Or am I mis-understanding?

 

yes you can turn it off there, but I think he is saying he wants to use siri but not allow certain siri functions from the lock screen that may be considered private.  I.e. Asking for sports scores: ok, asking to show photo roll: not ok.

 

Just a guess.

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yes you can turn it off there, but I think he is saying he wants to use siri but not allow certain siri functions from the lock screen that may be considered private.  I.e. Asking for sports scores: ok, asking to show photo roll: not ok.

 

Just a guess.

 

Ok. Looks like I <did> mis-understand then. Thanks for the guesswork!

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On my locked iPhone 5, I asked Siri to "show my photos" and it required a passcode.

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Originally Posted by coxnvox View Post

Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?

 

You might recheck your settings. A number of things I'd turned off were turned on when I updated to 7, such as Bluetooth (which I never use).

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This is one of the things that the fandroids just don't seem to get.

With iOS, when there's a security problem, we get it right away. Sure, eventually (after 3 years or so in most cases), fixes are no longer available, but until then we can count on security problems being fixed.

 

Who gets to decide whether something is a "security problem" that really does need to be fixed?


Edited by Haggar - 9/26/13 at 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by dugbug View Post
 

 

yes you can turn it off there, but I think he is saying he wants to use siri but not allow certain siri functions from the lock screen that may be considered private.  I.e. Asking for sports scores: ok, asking to show photo roll: not ok.

 

Just a guess.

 

That may be covered under the "restrictions" set of settings.

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Interesting that iTunes could not find the update. When I went thru Settings>General>Update my iPhone found it ASAP and am installing now.

 

Generally updates installed directly on the phone itself, are a tiny fraction of the size of an update through iTunes

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Originally Posted by coxnvox View Post

Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?

Both my wife's 4s and my 5 actually have better battery life with 7.0.  I did turn off a lot of stuff, such as the Background App Refresh.  Just check all your settings.

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a 1.29 GByte download to fix 2 things my 4s? Thinking of all the electrons being killed to send this down the inter tubes…. ;-) ;-)

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Originally Posted by goofy1958 View Post
 

Both my wife's 4s and my 5 actually have better battery life with 7.0.  I did turn off a lot of stuff, such as the Background App Refresh.  Just check all your settings.

 

I'm getting about the same, but I've been doing a lot of maps and google and clinometer work (great app).  If I wasn't using them, I think my 4s is running about the same.

 

My biggest issue is the animation on my 4s appears a bit sluggish, typically in getting off the lock screen, as well as navigating in safari and mail.

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a 1.29 GByte download to fix 2 things my 4s? Thinking of all the electrons being killed to send this down the inter tubes…. ;-) ;-)

 

You didn't say in your original post, but I'm guessing you're using iTunes to update? It's only a 20MB update on my iPad (3rd gen) and iPhone 5 when updating on the device directly.  iTunes does not support incremental updates.

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I sure hope they also fixed SIRI through locked screen. Try "show my photos" "search for ..." "last number dialed" "send text to" etc. That should require a pin code to be entered, but it does not on IOS7.

 

False. You need to enter your password.

 

I just tried this on my 5S with my thumb; worked fine. Locked phone again and tried it with my ring finger (not a saved print) and no dice. It prompts for password.

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Originally Posted by SmileyDude View Post

iTunes does not support incremental updates.

 

Which is really a shame, because delta updates need to be supported Apple Ecosystem-wide. For everything from 10.x.x updates to an iOS app downloaded via iTunes on a Mac to keep in iTunes on a Mac.

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I just download the update i will check other issues. Since I do not remember no one making these notes regarding the lock screen issue. Even I try doing these, and i could not pull these off.

regarding the 4S, I have to say that the last beta, did not drain the battery as fast as the consumer IOS7. these is a true issue.

I will turn off these functions in the Iphone 4S and check back (these phone has 2 years now. Maybe, just maybe, the battery is staring to get old. Also, since I am home, all my IOS devices are connected to the wifi all day.
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a 1.29 GByte download to fix 2 things my 4s? Thinking of all the electrons being killed to send this down the inter tubes…. ;-) ;-)

 

Through wireless (WiFi) software update right off the phone the download took about a minute. You'll save many electrons that way eh?

 

One thing? The update turns Bluetooth back on (they really want that for "better location" for some reason it seems...)


Edited by jfc1138 - 9/26/13 at 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by CarlosDeBernard View Post

I just download the update i will check other issues. Since I do not remember no one making these notes regarding the lock screen issue. Even I try doing these, and i could not pull these off.

regarding the 4S, I have to say that the last beta, did not drain the battery as fast as the consumer IOS7. these is a true issue.

I will turn off these functions in the Iphone 4S and check back (these phone has 2 years now. Maybe, just maybe, the battery is staring to get old. Also, since I am home, all my IOS devices are connected to the wifi all day.

 

Is Spotlight indexing everything?

 

Have you restarted your phone since updating? I had to restart my 4S (since retired) because I was having issues; after reboot, it worked great.

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Originally Posted by CarlosDeBernard View Post

I just download the update i will check other issues. Since I do not remember no one making these notes regarding the lock screen issue. Even I try doing these, and i could not pull these off.

regarding the 4S, I have to say that the last beta, did not drain the battery as fast as the consumer IOS7. these is a true issue.

I will turn off these functions in the Iphone 4S and check back (these phone has 2 years now. Maybe, just maybe, the battery is staring to get old. Also, since I am home, all my IOS devices are connected to the wifi all day.

 

Same here with my 4s, from beta1 to GM battery seem ok, with the final version of ios7, battery last 6 hour, luckily in Italy warranty last 2 year so I send it for repair

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Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?

 

iOS 6 drained the battery faster than iOS 5.  Sounds like you have too many notifications and you haven't turned off the background app refresh and the auto app update feature.  Apps get updated constantly, so if you have auto app update on, the phone will be constantly updating apps, and draining the battery faster.  Apple should add an extra preference setting to only auto update apps when plugged in, and on wi-fi (to save on limited data plans). 


Edited by hillstones - 9/26/13 at 3:15pm
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Originally Posted by chabig View Post
 

On my locked iPhone 5, I asked Siri to "show my photos" and it required a passcode.

 

On my locked iPhone 4S, I asked Siri to "show my photos" and he said, "You need to unlock your iPhone first" and displayed the keypad.

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On my locked iPhone 4S, I asked Siri to "show my photos" and he said, "You need to unlock your iPhone first" and displayed the keypad.

 

Same here with my iPhone 5 and once I entered my pin number it opened my collections to the most recent set..


Edited by jfc1138 - 9/26/13 at 4:19pm
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Damn. No more looking at naked pictures of my friend's wife on his phone...
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Interestingly I've seen more and more job reqs pop up at Apple for Human Interface designers. The latest is for an "Expermental Designer". The job description is quite interesting. It makes me really curious to see what Apple might be cooking for 2014.

https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?#&t=1&sb=req_open_dt&so=1&lo=0*USA&pN=8&openJobId=29693902


Key Qualifications

The HIg Experimental Designer is an interdisciplinary prototyping expert. He or she has the sensibility of a designer, ingenuity of an engineer, the ability to converse fluently with creative and technical teams, and a limitless passion for learning and tinkering with unproven and cutting edge technologies and user interaction models. Top candidates will have an understanding of user interface design principles as well as a sensitivity to composition, typography and color, experience in a programming environment like Objective C/HTML (or equivalent), and a practical grasp of animation. Bachelors in Graphics Design, User Experience Design, Industrial design or equivalent.
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Now, when will they acknowledge and fix the bug that makes my 4S drain the battery about twice as fast as it did under the previous iOS?

 

No bug I expect. That's likely to be you playing around with all the new features in iOS7. Every single time an iOS update is released there is a chorus of complaints about battery life. In a month you'll have forgotten the 'bug'.

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One thing it's fixed for me was a bug I'd reported to Apple just 3 days ago - control centre was erroneously reporting alarms twice and it told me that alarms had been set when they didn't even exist anymore. After 7.0.2 that's all gone! 1smile.gif
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iOS 6 drained the battery faster than iOS 5.  Sounds like you have too many notifications and you haven't turned off the background app refresh and the auto app update feature.  Apps get updated constantly, so if you have auto app update on, the phone will be constantly updating apps, and draining the battery faster.  Apple should add an extra preference setting to only auto update apps when plugged in, and on wi-fi (to save on limited data plans). 

 

I've turned off background app refresh, but I can't find where to turn off auto app update. Since updating to ios7 apps were updating automatically, which does not give you the opportunity to see what the changes are in the new version. I don't know how, but auto updating seems to have stopped for now, although there was a single occasion when it auto updated before I had a chance to see the details........?

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What they really need to fix is the battery problem!!!
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