Apple has confirmed it will fix a privacy issue in which Siri can read aloud hidden lock screen notifications from many apps on iPhones.
Apple said “we are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update.” It’s quite possible the fix will be included in iOS 11.3, which remains in beta testing, but Apple may elect to address the problem with a minor update such as iOS 11.2.7.
While waiting for Apple’s fix, there are a pair of ways to get around the issue. The first is to disable lockscreen notifications for specific apps.
There are two workarounds that users can implement:
- Turn off lock screen notifications for sensitive apps: Settings > Notifications, select an app, and toggle off Show on Lock Screen
- Fully disable Siri whenever the iPhone is locked: Settings > Siri & Search > Allow Siri When Locked