Siri flaw allows anyone to disable cellular data on your iPhone without a Passcode

Siri flaw allows anyone to disable cellular data on your iPhone without a Passcode
The point of having a Passcode is to prevent other people from breaking into your iPhone and stealing your personal information, or changing the settings on your phone. One is a serious matter that could result in identity theft and the subsequent loss of money from your financial accounts. The second is like a practical joke that is more frustrating than anything else. The flaw we are writing about now is related to the less serious prank. A Reddit subscriber found a way to use Siri to disable the Cellular Data settings on an iPhone without knowing the Passcode of the device.

If you ask Siri to disable Cellular Data on an iPhone running iOS 9 through the iOS 10.3.3 beta, she will tell you that this cannot be done without entering the Passcode of the particular device. Nothing wrong there, because that is exactly what you want to happen with your iPhone. But instead, if you ask Siri about the Cellular Data setting and the status of it, a bug takes over and shows a toggle switch that will allow you (or anyone hip to this flaw) to turn off Cellular Data if it is already on, and vice versa. And this is all possible because the Passcode protection is bypassed by the flaw.

As we said earlier, this is more of a nuisance than anything because this flaw is not revealing any personal information. If you're a joker who likes to leave every iPhone user they meet without cellular data, congratulations. You bewildered a few people. The joke, however, is on you. After all, disabling an iPhone from cellular support is as easy as turning on the Airplane Mode on the phone.


source: Reddit via RedmondPie

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39 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1560; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

iPhone is full of flaws, bet there will be another update in a week or 2 to fix this one.

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

To be fair, iOS issues are getting fixed very quick.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Siri not giving correct answers or not understanding or just Siri in general is a bigger flaw than this.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Uhm, not sure what the big fuss is about this. If they have access to your device, they'd easily remove the SIM card to gain the same end result without any hassle of Siri not understanding...

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wher2 you at Bucky and NCX and CNOUR claiming iOS isnt buggy....lol

16. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They won't show up, lol

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You really think it is a serious bug? (See Comment 3). But I understand your frustrations in searching non sense bugs in iOS due to the flow of bugs in Android (that will not receive a fix updates before one year, if any). Try harder!!!!!!!

24. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

A bug is a bug. This is what you said in one of the samsung articles. Try Harder!!

26. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Thank you for reading my comments even if I don't remember that I said this. For me Android itself is a huge he bug.

32. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Don't forget Bankz

35. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Techie, you forgot the Apple troll of trolls - mxy.

40. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Are you stopping to meanestgenius level?

5. mudcat626

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Lol, random people can't hey Siri your phone. The stupidly of the writers and posters on this site boggles the mind....

6. mikehunta727 unregistered

This is so minor lol compared to other bugs on Android at the moment still on 7.1.1

7. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

The bugs on iOS just shouldn't happen as much. One company making a couple of devices running same/similar software that the one company creates & optimize. Android & the numerous ODM are working magic.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cnour and piyath, do y'all see that no OS is perfect?

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

No, iOS is more than perfect compared to the others.

25. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Read post 11, and reread it.

28. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Oh...now it's 'more than perfect' lol.

30. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wow, the delusional fanboyism is strong on this one.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

More perfect lol. They're all flawed, and perfection is perfection...it can't be more perfect. Dude, did you really post that lol...

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The bug does work but it really isn't a big deal at all. If I wanted to prank you I would take your sim card out lol. It should be fixed though.

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

There was once a time when iOS was more (actually WAY MORE) stable than Androids but now... It's a different story... I mean, these are some SERIOUS bugs... Just saw a video made by EverythingApplePro Youtuber (Lookup 'iPhone Pranks) and I was absolutely surprised to see the sheer number of bugs in the supposedly 'stable' iOS...! And the guy did not one but TWO videos about it and more are probably on their way... Baaa... G'Day!

12. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Siri is the biggest security flaw on the whole iPhone.You really shouldn't be able to access it before unlocking.I can ask it to call anyone, like literally anyone.Imagine if someone found your phone and used it to call a foreign number.The call charges would be insane.

22. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

So this goes both ways. My friend sis who was from a diff country lost her phone. Some guy found hee phone and he wanted to return it. He was a genuine guy and he got an idea. As the phone was locked, he asked siri to cal her dad. one thing led to another and she got her phone but she allso had to pay $130+ on a phone call to foreign country

13. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Security? Lol

14. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Security? Lol

15. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Security? Lol

20. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Poor Android users. Your comments on this non sense bug prove your huge inferiority feeling in front of iOS. Hahahahahahahaha......

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