iphone5goldA little more than a week after releasing iOS 7, Apple has now released iOS 7.0.2, an incremental update to the company’s mobile operating system that addresses a security flaw on the lock screen.

If you want to download the update right away, open your iPhone or iPad’s Settings app, and then navigate to General > Software Update. Fair warning: even though this is a fairly minor release, it’s still possible that you could experience a problem with the update that could require you to restore from a backup. (I speak from personal experience.)

Once you’ve made the update, that should take care of the bug that allowed an attacker access to your full photo library through Control Center on the lock screen. Also, if you are in need of a Greek keyboard, Apple has re-enabled it.

Previously on GeekWire: iOS 7 bug lets attackers access photos, Twitter, email

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  • Out For Justice

    Update worked like a charm. (iPhone 4S)

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