iOS 7.0.2 now available, fixes Lock screen passcode bypass

iOS 7.0.2 now available, fixes Lock screen passcode bypass

Apple has just released iOS 7.0.2 as an over-the-air software update. This should fix any Lock screen bypasses in which users can bypass your passcode and gain access to your device. The update is available for all iOS 7 enabled devices.

The exact wording on the update in reference to passcode bypasses is as follows:

Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode

Other than that, the only other release notes deal with adding a Greek keyboard option for passcode input. If you see anything else, let us know in the comments. We'll update if we find anything else out!

In the mean time, you can grab the update by tapping into Settings > General > and Software Update.

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iOS 7.0.2 now available, fixes Lock screen passcode bypass


iPhone5 updating... it appears to be for all iOS7 compatible devices - direct downloads are on Apple's servers...

I agree. If it's under 100MB, should have the option to download over cellular. That's the new download limitation, and it should apply to iOS updates too. This one for me, on my 5s, shows only 17MB. That's not even larger than the old download limit.

Shows as 21MB on my iPhone 5. I'm guessing the WiFi only requirement came from the carriers though, and not Apple. Millions of people hitting the cell network for 17-21MB a pop can add up fast.

That is what you have data plans for. The carriers let much larger updates go through for android devices all the time.

Updates on Android phones? Are you serious? My Droid X2 and HTC Incredible 2 wish they ever got updates.
- Worst case for your iPhone: wait to get home and use wifi
- Normal case for Android: Wait 1 month for Google to release update then wait another 2 months for the phone manufacturer to pass it on, then wait 4 months for the carrier to reject it and send it back to the manufacturer.

I think I can wait until I get on wifi.

Yeah this is for sure a non issue. I spent 3 years suffering with Android performance, security, & update problems. Apple suffers from none of that so don't make a mountain out of a molehill.

I like auto updates but was worried I'd miss seeing what changes had been made to the apps. So I'm grateful that the updates list is there for a few days and enjoy looking to see what's changed at my leisure.

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My home button takes about an extra second or two to register, and for some reason initial taps in certain situtations are not registering (after animations are complete while unlocking, closing out an app or entering multitasking). It's only a second or two lag from when you can actually tap/swipe, but it's getting annoying. Also 2 more things...1) what's up with the constant running list of updated apps...bug or feature? 2) Is it only me, or is the white keyboard used in messages very distracting? I feel like I can't see what I'm clicking. I'm def not typying as fast, but I'm getting used to it.

I think Rob is referring to the "list" of recently updated apps that remain in the updates section of the app store. It continues to show apps that were updated days ago and I agree it's annoying.

For some people the slow typing/lag when typing has gone away when doing a Reset All Settings (General > Settings). You might try that though be aware you'll have to reenter wifi passwords, etc so make sure you know those.

I actually like that the list of updated apps is in the update section. I'm not having any problem with the keyboard either. I'm typing as fast as before on iOS6.

After digging up the "how to do this" stuff on Youtube I decided it was better to do it now than to wait for an OTA alert. Yikes.

Before the upgrade, my iPhone 5 took beautiful photos. Since the upgrade, I've noticed my photos are not the same. I'm curious if anyone had the same issue with their phones??

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Same here. A picture that fits the screen really nice becomes HUGE when I try to set it as wallpaper, and I can only see part of the pic - and I can't resize it. WTF?

Not sure, but I think 7.0.2 now has a landscape orientation multitasking UI. I seem to recall that multitasking was always in portrait mode in 7.0.0. (Or on the other hand, maybe multitasking just doesn't switch between portrait and landscape when you rotate your device.)

update from ios 6.1.4 to ios 7.0.2, and downloaded OTA but it won't install, i clicked the install now button 100 times... what do i do now?

My iphone 5S has not turned itself back on since the 7.0.2 update. That seems to be quite a big bug it's introduced!

Just applied the update. Nothing else much apart from the fix which appears to work. Noticed it did turn on my Bluetooth again, however, without my permission so beware as it will help drain that precious battery if left turned on when not required.

Did the update now my music will not play in the car…called apple they said to re-do it on a PC. Smh

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Idk it might be my phone with all the space used up from iOS 7 that it got messed up but whenever i click on an app, and then wait for it to load it goes back to the home screen and turns the home background black and the apps like wiggle and have an x at the top to delete them, and when i unlock my phone it randomly opens up to facetime, or calender, or something. and not to mention when i unlock my phone sometimes the apps are shaded, they have shadows on them. again im not sure if its just my phone or if it means something but there's that for you

Ashley mine is the se exact way! I'll be on facebook and bloop back to the main screen. This entire layout is very complicated and stupid for that matter.

This new layout SUCKS! I can't download pictures from my email at all and when I do have a chance nothing comes up in my photos from email! The entire layout is a pain in the ass!!! I want the old layout back!!! This one is very complicated!

I updated to the iOS 7.0.2 but I can't do anything. It says I need to plug it into iTunes then my computer says its in recovery mode and I don't know how to fix it. Help me please

I updated to the iOS 7.0.2 but I can't do anything. It says I need to plug it into iTunes then my computer says its in recovery mode and I don't know how to fix it. Help me please

I did the update to 7.0.2 and now the pictures online take up the entire screen, even when I rotate my can only see a portion of the picture....not even an actual image, just some pixels!!! It is quite a nuisance and this problem needs to be fixed!!!

Anyone else having problems with playing music through the control panel with this update or is it a setting I can't figure out?

Don't worry my friend goto settings > general > reset > reset network and settings then you'll be good to go...:)

I updated to the iOS 7.0.2 and now on my lock screen my date ad lock screen pic won't show up. I have checked my setting seen tried to change the lock screen pic but it still just shows the time and a gray screen.

After the update, I noticed I was able to delete by swiping to the left on the sms or e-mail msg. I was unable to do this before and had to use the edit menu.

STAY AWAY from iOS 7.02. Nothing but a disaster waiting to happen. The update bombed and forced me onto iTunes to do a restore. Bombed twice and finally took but now the phone does not work. No calls or data in over the Verizon connection. Even worse, the "Phone" section tells me I have no phone number. I tried a cold boot and got an waiting for activation kind of message. Worked fine right up to installing iOS 7.02. WAIT until Apple fixes this outrageous bug.