iPhone aficionados at iDeviceHelp and EverythingApplePro have discovered yet another way for someone who has physical access to your phone to access your messages, photos, and contacts, even if the phone is locked with both a passcode and properly configured TouchID.
EverythingApplePro and iDeviceHelp published full proof-of-concept videos of this bypass on YouTube, in case you’d like to follow along at home.
The demonstration shows the bypass on an iPhone 7 using the iOS 10.2 beta 3, as well as an iPhone 4 using iOS 8 and even on an iPad, showing that this flaw affects any iDevice that can receive Facetime or phone calls.
This is not the first time (by a long shot) that clever iPhone users have found lock screen bypasses to access information that should be locked down, including photos, messages, and contacts. In fact, we’ve been covering flaws like this since at least 2013.