Old tricks come back to bite the iPhone lock screen hack
The iPhone 4 had this issue and it seems to have crept back into the iOS platform. iOS 6.1 which runs mainly on iPhone 5s seems to have a rather large bug that lets you circumvent an iPhones lock screen.
This is not easy to do but it can be reproduced ( I will post the steps below). Once you have followed these steps you get limited access to some of the phones content. Now for this to work you must have an iPhone with a pass code ( if you don’t have a pass code on your phone you will have other issues).
Here are the steps:
Note: you will of course have to passcode-enable your iPhone.
- Hit the ‘Emergency Call’ button
- Before you do anything else, however, you must then hit and hold the power button as though you’re about to shut the device down.
- Rather than shutting it down though, cancel that request
- Then, enter an emergency number, such as ’999′, and then dial…but hang-up immediately
- Hit the power button to turn the screen off
- Open the screen again and hold the power button for a few seconds (before it asks you whether you want to power off again)
- Press the Emergency Call button again
You will then get access to :
- Ability to make calls
We will be testing this out further over the next few days.
Note: this was first reported on Gizmodo and a Spanish YouTube video now exist of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9htICzd6A7o