Literally Anyone Can Read Your Texts With iOS 10 -- Here's How To Stop It


Congratulations iOS 10 downloaders, you're officially all targets for anyone within touching distance of your phone.

It could be that annoying classmate, your prick college roommate, your merciless friends who just want to have a good laugh at your expense or even worse. Apple's iOS 10 has made it easier for all of them to hijack your text messages.


Well, the latest update for Apple's mobile devices gives users the ability not only to see their text messages on the lock screen, but to also open miniature iMessage screens and reply to texts without entering a passcode at all.

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While this new feature could prove to be convenient sometimes, there's no doubt it can make you more vulnerable to the nosey people around you. These would be the exact people the lock screen is supposed to protect you from in the first place.

This is definitely a privacy issue. Maybe it's not a major one, but it's a privacy issue nonetheless.

Fortunately, there's a simple way to stop it.

All you have to do is go to "Settings" and select "Touch ID and Passcode."

This will prompt you to enter your passcode. After you do so, switch the "Reply with Message" option off.

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See? It's that simple.

Don't ever say Elite Daily doesn't care about you (or your love life).

Citations: How to fix the most annoying things in iOS 10 (BGR)