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

Alyssa Bailey
March 24, 2018

But it turns out there's a very simple way to read these hidden notifications even if you can't unlock the phone: Just ask Siri to read them to you.

iOS 11 conveniently now lets you hide notification content, giving you the message sender's name, but masking the details. However it should be noted that this only seems to affect third-party apps and services, and that Apple's own apps like Messages do not appear to have been affected by the bug.

The report also found that the bug exists in both iOS 11.2.6 which is now the latest stable version and the beta of iOS 11.3 which is due to release in Spring 2018.

As a result of the bug, Siri reads out notification content, even those that are hidden, from a wide selection of apps without verifying whether the command was coming from the owner of the device.

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Apple Insider has shared some workaround to prevent Siri from reading out hidden notifications on the lock screen.

In order to disable Siri on the lock screen, head to Settings Siri & Search Allow Siri When Locked. Apple in the statement said,"We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update".

Have you endured any embarrassing moments courtesy of Apple's personal assistant? As for now, share your views regarding the Siri bug in the comments section below.

Now, if you want to read notifications, you have to unlock the phone using Face ID, a password, or some other form of authentication. The good news is that Apple is aware of the issue and that a fix is on the way. While iOS 11.3 is said to arrive sometime in the coming weeks, the company will probably fix the issue sooner in a minor supplementary update.

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