iOS 15.2.1 update comes to iPhone 13 and older models: Know what's new this time

    Apple released a new update with iOS 15.2.1 for all supported iPhones and iPadOS 15.2.1 for all supported iPads
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Jan 13 2022, 09:06 PM IST
    Apple brings out a new update for iPhones and iPads, labels it iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1
    Apple brings out a new update for iPhones and iPads, labels it iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 (REUTERS)
    Apple brings out a new update for iPhones and iPads, labels it iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1
    Apple brings out a new update for iPhones and iPads, labels it iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 (REUTERS)

    Apple has released a global update for all iPhones running on iOS 15. The iOS 15.2.1 is a minor update that primarily fixes a malicious bug around HomeKit that was causing denial of service in some devices. The bug was reported earlier this month by security researcher Trevor Spiniolas. Apple has credited Spiniolas in its security document while highlighting the vulnerabilities. A similar update has been released for all supported Apple iPads called iPadOS 15.2.1.

    The update comes with a very short changelog, which is unusual as the update itself is 970MB large. Although the size of the file may vary depending on the device. Apart from the HomeKit bug, the update also fixes bugs in Apple’s messages app and Apple CarPlay. 

    What’s new in Apple’s latest update of iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 

    Apple’s latest software updates iOS 15.2.1 for iPhones and iPadOS 15.2.1 for iPads appear with the following changelog:

    Messages may not load photos sent using an iCloud Link

    Third-party CarPlay apps may not respond to input

    Apart from this, as already mentioned, the iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 update also fixes the bug around HomeKit. A thing to note here is that the third-party CarPlay bug has been reported in various online forums and many users were looking forward to a fix. As such, this Apple update for iPhones and iPads is sure to bring relief to many users globally. Use the following steps to install the update in your iPhone and iPad.

    How To Install Apple iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 updates 

    While Apple sends out notifications to alert the users whenever a new update is released, in case you missed out on the iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 updates, here is how you can install it.

    Open the Settings app on your iPhone and iPad.

    Click on the General section and tap on Software Update.

    After it refreshes, click on Download and Install

    Agree to terms of service

    Wait for the update to download and its automatic installation

    In case, you are yet to receive the update, wait for a few minutes and reboot your device. Then, try again.

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    First Published Date: 13 Jan, 05:39 PM IST
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