Apple has issued a critical warning to iPhone users, urging them to update their operating systems promptly. The alert comes in response to a security flaw in the iOS version released six weeks ago.
Bug Fix in iOS 16.6.1: Apple released the iOS 16.6.1 version on Thursday to address this security bug. The bug had the potential to compromise iPhone security without requiring any user interaction.
Citizen Lab Warning: The security vulnerability has initially highlighted by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, which alerted Apple to the issue. The severity of the bug prompted Apple to take immediate action.
iOS 17 Announcement: Apple has set to unveil the iPhone 15 next week along with the new mobile operating system, iOS 17. However, due to the critical nature of this security flaw, Apple couldn’t afford to wait for the iOS 17 release, which has expected by the end of the month.
How to Update: To install this crucial update, iPhone users need to access their device settings and select ‘General’ to update the software. It’s essential to apply this update promptly to ensure the security and integrity of your iPhone.
Available for iPadOS: In addition to iPhones, Apple has made this update available for iPadOS to address the security issue on iPads as well.