Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile lock-screen bug fix till Creators Update

Almost exactly a month ago we reported that Windows 10 Mobile had a lock screen bug which exposes your pictures to any inquiring eyes.

The bug allows anyone to see the pictures in your camera roll without knowing your PIN number by following a small number of simple steps.

The bug is not present in the latest Insider versions of the Creators update, and it seems Microsoft has decided to skip rolling out a fix for the issue to devices on the Anniversary Update, as the latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Mobile does not include a fix for the issue.

The Creators update will be rolling out for PCs in early April, but will arrive later for phones, meaning we can’t be sure how long our photos will remain exposed.

The mitigate the issue disable access to the camera from the lock screen in the lock screen settings app.

See the bug demoed below.

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