APPLE has just released “important” updates for iPhone, iPad and Mac users.
Users are advised to update right away to fix a potentially dangerous security issue.
The update for iPhone is the latest version of iOS 14Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The software updates are called iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3.
According to 9to5Mac, the urgency is because of a security vulnerability that the new update aims to fix.
It was found within the engine that powers Apple’s Safari web browser.
Security researchers from Google and Microsoft reportedly highlighted the issue to Apple.
The update should fix a security vulnerability that affects SafariCredit: Alamy
It may allow cybercriminals to put put malicious code on your devices through specially crafted web content.
That means you could end up getting hacked by accidentally going on a rogue website.
Luckily, it’s very easy to update your iOS or macOS.
How to update iOS and macOS
To update your iOS software on your iPhone or iPad you first need to go to Settings.
Then scroll to “General”, click it and then click “Software Update”.
You’ll need to be connected to WiFi to select “download and install”.
For users who want to update their macOS, go to the System Preferences menu and then select “Software Update”.
Here you’ll see if a software update is avaliable and can click to install it.
iPhone tricks to try today
Here are some of the best…
- Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
- Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
- Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
- Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
- Check if you’re due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you’re down to 80% capacity. If you’re below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
- Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
In other news, Apple is quietly working on a “mixed-reality headset” to launch next year, insiders have claimed.
Apple is rumoured to be working on a foldable phone to rival Samsung.
And, a new feature for the Apple Find My app could let you know if someone is stalking you.
Have you had any iPhone issues recently? Let us know in the comments…
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