Apple device users can download an updated version of iOS 7.
(Chris O'Brien / September 26, 2013)
Apple on Thursday released an update for iOS 7 to fix bugs that potentially let users bypass the phone's lock screen.
The problems emerged not long after Apple made the radically redesigned version of its mobile operating system available for download last week.
The bugs let people who could get their hands on a phone go around the lock screen without using the four-digit security code. Once inside the phone, a person could access photos, some recently used apps, and in some cases make calls.
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Apple pushed out the update, iOS 7.0.2, late Thursday afternoon. To find it, go to your device's settings, find "general," and then tap "software update."
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