Boris Johnson Forget iPhone Password But Covid Panel Can Access Messages

Boris Johnson, the ex-Prime Minister of the UK, has expressed his willingness to cooperate with the inquiry by sharing messages from his old phone.

Latest UK Updates: Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson may finally hand over his iPhone to the Covid-19 public inquiry panel. Reports suggest that Johnson had forgotten the passcode to unlock the device, which he ceased using in May 2021. The phone likely contains crucial messages, including WhatsApp conversations, pertaining to the announcement of lockdowns during the pandemic in 2020. Concerns arose that unsuccessful attempts to unlock the iPhone could lead to its disablement and the loss of vital messages.

However, recent news reveals that the government has managed to determine the password for Johnson's phone. Although the ex-Prime Minister previously mentioned having a vague recollection of the PIN, one of his allies clarified that he lacks complete confidence in remembering it. Additionally, the government has reportedly discovered its own version of the PIN.

According to Politico, government-appointed technical experts will be responsible for entering the password, rather than Johnson himself. The former Prime Minister has expressed his willingness to share the messages from his old phone with the inquiry, as long as the device can be safely activated.

The messages stored on Johnson's iPhone are expected to cover significant periods when the pandemic was at its peak, making them a valuable resource for the Covid-19 inquiry panel chaired by Baroness Heather Hallett, as mentioned in the Financial Times report.