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Alert! Not updated your iPhone to iOS 16.4.1? Do it now, here's why

If you haven't updated your iPhone to the latest iOS 16.4.1, then do it now. Here is why it is crucial for you.

| Updated on: May 08 2023, 20:42 IST
Sports live to screen recording, here is what iOS 16.5 first public beta focuses on
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1/5 iOS 16.4 update has been released for the iPhone users, and now Apple has started focusing on the next update- iOS 16.5. The company has even rolled out the first public beta of iOS 16.5 for testers. "Apple today (March 30) seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come two days after Apple provided the betas to developers," a report by MacRumors stated. (Pixabay)
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2/5 In order to test the iOS 16.5 update, people who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can go to the Settings of their phone. Then click on General, select Software Update. Meanwhile, here is what the iOS 16.5 will bring to your iPhone. (HT Tech)
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3/5 My Sports tab in Apple News: It seems like with iOS 16.5 Beta 1, a new Sports tab can be found at the bottom of the screen which will let users keep up to date with the news and performance of their preferred sports teams. (Unsplash)
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4/5 Screen recording by Siri: According to 9to5Mac, this update is expected to allow Siri to start screen recording without any manual intervention. All you need to do is simply say "Hey Siri, start screen recording", and it will start capturing what's on your screen. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Sports multi-view on Apple TV: The iOS 16.5 Beta 1 can allow users to stream up to four different sports simultaneously, giving users an opportunity to catch all the action live. (Unsplash)
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iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and all other iOS 16-supported devices must download the update. (Pixabay)

Whether you are using iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, or any other iPhone that supports iOS 16, then know that this update is crucial for you. Apple rolled out the Apple iOS 16.4.1 (a) Rapid Security Response update recently and it is tremendously important for you to download it on your iPhone. Apple regularly releases iOS updates to enhance the user experience by providing bug fixes, improvements, and new features. The iOS 16.4.1 (a) RSR update provides an immediate solution to critical security issues that have been found.

Notably, some of these vulnerabilities may already have been exploited by hackers in the wild, putting your iPhone data, financial information, and other sensitive information at risk of being stolen or held to ransom.

Although iOS security updates are regularly released, they are often bundled with other enhancements and fixes that require thorough beta testing. This approach sometimes limits Apple's ability to address critical security concerns promptly, as the necessary updates cannot be released as swiftly as desired. Moreover, Rapid Security Response updates consist solely of security patches, which allows for faster development, smaller file sizes, and quicker installation, Forbes reported.

iOS 16.4.1 update contains security patches for serious security vulnerabilities. However, Apple cannot disclose these vulnerabilities to the public over the danger of its misuse.

How to update your iPhone to iOS 16.4.1

The process to install the Rapid Security Response update remains the same just like the iOS update. iPhone users can update their devices through the Settings app. While you can also receive a notification to update this latest update. You will find it as iOS 16.4.1 (a). The update is currently being gradually released to iPhone users worldwide, so it may take some time for your device to receive it if it hasn't already.

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First Published Date: 08 May, 20:41 IST