iOS 7.0.2 update prompt (teaser 001)

Apple has just released iOS 7.0.2 (build 11A501) as an over-the-air update for the supported iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.

Release notes for the software indicate the firmware update fixed bugs that could let nefarious users bypass your Lock screen passcode.

As recently detailed by YouTube user Jose Rodriguez, the security vulnerability involves a series of complex taps on the iOS Lock screen to gain access to a bunch of stock apps containing personal data like photos, email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter accounts and much more…

Needless to say, those who are jailbroken should steer away from iOS 7. Direct download links are now available through the iDB Download page.

In addition to fixing said Lock screen bug, iOS 7 also reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry, says Apple. As per usual, detailed information about the security content of this update can be found in Apple’s knowledge base article here.

To apply it over-the-air, visit Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device (a restart will be required). The update weighs in at 21 megabytes for my iPhone 5: your mileage will vary depending on a device model and iOS 7 version installed.

iOS 7.0.2 update prompt (iPhone screenshot 002)iOS 7.0.2 update prompt (iPhone screenshot 003)

Apple alongside the September 20 iPhone 5s release made available the iOS 7.0.1 over-the-air release which fixed an issue with iOS 7 not accepting Touch ID fingerprint authentication for some iTunes Store purchases.

The firmware was made available only to owners of the iPhone 5s devices.

Judging by web logs, Apple is also testing out the iOS 7.1 update but we have no word yet what fixes and new features it might possibly contain although we do think the company will release it alongside new iPads in mid-October.

Should you spot other changes in today’s update, let us know in the comments.

  • NaSty

    Changes – Lockscreen passcode bypass bug fix
    aaaaaaaaand….somethin about a Greek keyboard 🙂

    • lemonhead

      Also kills the bug, where you could make nested folders and hide any app ! 🙁

      • El Barto

        It still works for folders created before the update.

      • lemonhead

        Can you still create new nested folders ?

      • El Barto

        Yes, by creating it by holding the folder and opening the multitasking

      • lemonhead

        Oh man I’m sorry I must of had a really bad timing before, because i just got it to work too !
        Nice 🙂

  • Rahul Srivastava

    What about the other bugs and animations?

    • Sean Clark

      They take time to fix and all these bugs must be prioritized. We will see many updates as the new iOS is refined, but it cannot be fixed immediately.

      • looks like iOS 7.1 is coming with these animation fixes and other stuff!

      • mehrab

        AND Some performance enhancements and fixes,
        Better ram management,
        Bug fixes
        Improved battery

  • Fardeen Beharry

    – Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
    – Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry

    • Jonathan

  • omrishtam

    but there are crashing bugs and much more…..why only this?

    • Before they fix those this lock thing was high priority before fixing those

  • bllackghost

    direct link ?!

    • George Yfantopoulos

      Just go to settings and download it?

      • Guest

        iOS 6 with jaibreak , better idea ?!

      • bllackghost

        iOS 6 with jailbreak , better idea ?!

      • George Yfantopoulos

        iTunes? 🙂 Back Up and Click Check for Software Update? !!

  • Ka’ Rim

    hello any one have answer for my prop
    i changed ,my facebook password and i try to login on my iphone and every time i log give me wrong pw and i try on pc its work ! what should i do ?

    • pegger1

      Try deleting and reinstalling the app.

    • Physatty

      Change you login credential in

  • Tommy Gumbs

    I would be interested to know of anyone has had issues with Podcasts and the control center. It doesn’t let me pause/play, or anything except change the volume. Is that normal?

    • Jonathan

      No, just you. Restore perhaps?

      • Tommy Gumbs

        Thanks for the reply. I wasn’t sure if that was only a function reserved for the stock music app or not.

    • GuiyeC

      Same here I have to unlock the phone and go to the Music app to play anything, I guess I’ll have to restore, if you restored please post your results.

      • Tommy Gumbs

        Ok, so it’s not just me. I haven’t restored yet buy there is that security update so when I update I will try it out. It would’ve nice to use the control center without having to unlock the phone.

    • Yousef Diab

      Same issue !

  • Wuerthele

    Can I update to 7.0.2 via OTA with GM installed on my iphone ?

    • Miguel Acevedo


      • Wuerthele

        Sure? Because my iphone does not show an update? 🙁

      • pegger1

        The update doesn’t show instantly for everyone at the same time.

    • Jonathan

      I’m updating from GM. restart your phone.

    • Sheldon Mendes

      Yes. I already updated my iPhone 5 (from 7 GM to 7.0.2)

    • Qasim Bashir

      I just updated ota on the gm

  • onebyone_

    thanks Chris for this information.

  • Qasim Bashir

    My iPhone is behaving weird after the update, it talks in greek 0.o

    • George Yfantopoulos


    • Jonathan

      Check your language in settings. Maybe it accidently changed it.

    • omrishtam


  • Girish

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or iPhone 5s ?

    • George Yfantopoulos


    • Danuel Carr

      You have opened a can of worms that cannot hope to close. I would go with the 5s.

    • mehrab

      Okay. Iphone 5s:Better camera,better performance,better integration,better design,better colors on the display, much more better apps a fingerprint sensor which you will use all the time (super awesome useful feature) you can get all the google services and apps on the ios app store too,iMessage and FaceTime

      Note3: MANY features (none of these features are for everyday use they are not baked in the os very well either but yeah many features but NOT “very good features” bigger higher res screen (fake colors,tho) extreme customizability, s-pen for drawing sketching scribbling,lots of camera features, better battery life.

      I”d take the 5s a million times
      I am someone who used a note 2,xperia Z,gs4,htc one,nexus 4
      If your locking for a device that will last very long and you can use for years and get software updates want better design camera apps and performance go for iPhone.
      Specification wise it seems the note 3 is faster and has a better camera dont be fooled thats not true the dual core of the 5s and the 8mp cam beats quad cores and 21 mp snappers

  • Safari definitely feels snappier.

    Can’t beat those 2008 MacRumors forum classics.

  • Girish

    i5s or i6? 😛

    • Mustang5Oh

      Both! 😉 Buy 5s now…sell it when 6 comes out and buy the 6.

  • chumawumba


  • Jonathan

    Wonder if that affected the future jailbreak in any way..

    • ElieCh

      Same here, should we update to 7.0.2 or stay on 7.0?

      • Jonathan

        I’d say update. They only fixed that, so most likely no exploits. I could be wrong, but I’m updating now. If you lose your iPhone, I don’t want people seeing ANYTHING. Period.

    • Qasim Bashir

      That jb is in very early stages so i dont think that they are gonna work on it if its already killed, like the ios 6 evasi “n jb for 6 to 6.1.2, this one will cover the updates too

    • Abdl

      Same here. The update is not necessary anyways. Sticking to 7.0

  • Kenneth I. Cabrera

    I want Update to fix lag when you use Assistive touch in iPhone 4s! I’m sick of tired using my Home button…

  • srinivas doddapaneni

    Couldn’t fix the battery draining problem in 4s is it?? Tried all settings any help for 4s…!!!!!

  • Jonathan

    Random note, after updating, it turned my bluebooth on. :/

    • Michael perdomo

      me too

    • GuiyeC

      Me too, Apple probably wants us all to have AirDrop enabled.
      Conspiracy theories…

      • Jonathan

        I don’t like having Airdrop on.
        2 reasons.
        1. Battery drains a quicker
        2. There’s probably some hacker out there trying to figure out how to send who knows what to anybody nearby that has Airdrop on. So, I keep mine off 😛

  • Cones1r

    My itunes store app keeps crashing. Ive restored once before and it was fine but now is coming back.

  • Dri

    no gmail calendar sync fix on the stock calendar app. hmm

    • Jonathan

      Perhaps you should read the description of the update again. It said it fixed lock screen vulnerability, not bug other bug fixes, just it.

      • Dri

        i know but it`s still bad that it isen`t fix`t yet

  • Brandon Higgins

    I’m hoping that 7.1 brings dynamic wallpaper development.

    • Jonathan

      More than that, download more from the App Store.

  • Jonah

    Should I be updating to it? I want to jailbreak iOS 7 in the future so don’t know if it affected anything.

    • GuiyeC

      This won’t have any effect on the possibilities of an upcoming jailbreak.
      This update is most likely only to fix that issue.

  • Ali Nawazish

    Panoramic wallpapers are not working this time too

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Hey let us do this Apple Store way send out new iOS versions at least once a month. And update all apps with new version number and icons at least every second week. My gosh what a joke company.

    • Lance Baker

      What the hell does this even mean?

      • GuiyeC

        It means it must be a pain to download 23 MB to fix a potential threat on your device… I guess?
        About the icons I really couldn’t tell.

  • Fevostone

    Loving the new slo-mo on my 5s but why can’t we send them just makes it pointless. I would like to share them on iMessage what’s app Facebook come on apple do a update to this..!

  • One tiny peeve with 7; is that you can’t search for a particular folder. Just apps. So if you have a ton of folders; finding the one you want can sometimes drive you batty

  • AutumnInNY

    Does anyone know…will it change any of the settings put in place after the ios7 update? Hope I don’t have to re-set everything again. Thank you in advance-

  • abdullah575

    it wont show up on the OTA in my phone !! 4S !!???

  • ABC

    after updating the 7.02 , i am not able to Search for contacts when in the PHONE app

  • Alpha

    I cannot close application that are open

  • Alpha

    how to close applications that are already open

  • David

    iOS 7 let’s you add and download dictionaries. Feature that no one speak of or didn’t know. Highlight a word you want to define and go to manage. There you can download and add different dictionaries.

  • Josh Hanlon

    AppleFlasher is best tool for unlocking phones

  • Luposian

    Shopkick tells me (everytime I log in), it’s installed on two devices. But I no longer HAVE my other iPhone (a 4S; traded it in @ Verizon for a 5c)! How do I get it to stop saying this? Verizon told me the phones in the back were all wiped.

    Also, why is iOS 7 (7.0.2) logging me out of Shopkick? I keep having to log back in and then, after doing so, it tells me it’s on two devices! What’s going on?

    And let’s not even get started on the whole, “Facebook Email address gets into my contacts list and it’s the only one… I CAN’T DELETE?!? I kid you not. I am beginning to hate iOS 7 in ways I never thought possible!

  • Je

    anyone experience that while updating to 7.0.2 suddenly it stop and says
    need to connect to itunes. Now it ask me to restore to original factory
    settings after I connected to itunes… how about my contacts and any other applications and pictures if i wasnt able to backup in the 1st place? its my 1st time to experience this after updating the software. by the way my phone is 4S

  • shrenik

    it ll not erase data na?if update to 7.0.1 to 7.0.2?any 1 tell me

  • Palmer Paul

    18.1 MB was the size of the OTA update on my iPhone 4 (CDMA) going from iOS 7.0 to iOS 7.0.2

  • alexanderlyd

    cant anyone bypass pretty much anything with siri? I mean you cant do pretty much everything with siri

  • ChapelHeel66

    What about the fact it wiped my contacts? And on top of that, iTunes does not show either of the backups I did before I ran the update. I backed up to both iCloud and my computer before running the update, but iTunes (which did its best not to update to the latest version), seems to think I haven’t run a backup since April!

  • Tom Murphy

    Why does this new update not allow us to close applications we opened? isn’t that a big issue considering while they’re open it eats up data and or battery? Come on apple ffs