Apple has issued a fix for a security flaw that allowed iPhone users to access Photos and Contacts without having to enter a passcode or use Touch ID fingerprint security to unlock their devices.
Apple told The Washington Post that the issue, which is specific to the latest iOS 9.3.1 version of its iPhone software, was now resolved and that users did not need to download an additional software update to secure their phones.
The bug was first revealed on YouTube, where an eagle–eyed iPhone owner found that by using the ‘Hey Siri’ voice commands function on an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to search Twitter he could pull up email addresses and add them to his contacts.
Doing so allowed him to flick through contact information and images, all without having to pass the iPhone's security checks.
While the scale of this hole in the phone's security is limited, such bugs have made the headlines before and show that Apple is continually battling to keep its mobile platform safe.
iOS 9.3 has been beset by a host of issues, from users not being to activate their iPhones to some finding it caused apps to crash when opening web links.
Despite this, research suggests that it is actually Apple’s most stable software release ever.