Hey iPhone users! Get the new iOS 15 update ASAP, if you care about your browser history
Using an iPhone running on iOS 15? Then this must be good news for you! You might have heard about several iOS 15 security flaws affecting the Safari browser, which made it possible for hackers to leak your browsing history, or some malicious apps that gain root privileges, and many more. But the latest Apple update for iPhones and iPads puts a full stop to these security issues. The latest iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 update fixes ten major security flaws. If your Apple device is running on an older version of iOS 15, it is advisable to download the update as soon as possible to avoid being the victim of these security flaws.
In addition to the update to the iPhone and iPad, Apple brings an update to its mac users too with macOS 12.2, which may include the fixes to security concerns same as with iPhone or iPad users. But Apple hasn't laid out the list for the macOS update yet. For iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3, Apple has listed all the security fixes that the update brings with it, ranging from Safari browser, ColorSync, iCloud, to Webkit. The most notable fix in iOS 15.3 is for Safari WebKit, where a vulnerability may potentially disclose your browser history and Google account history. To get detailed information about all security fixes, click here.
To fix these security issues, you will need to ensure that your iPhone or iPad are working on iOS 15.3 version. Here’s how to update your devices to the latest versions, if it's still working on an older version.
How to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version
First, check if you are automatically updated to the latest version of iOS 15.3 or iPadOS 15.3 or not. To do so, navigate to the Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
Now, scroll down to the General section in the Settings.
Then, click on System Update. Here, you will be able to check if you are updated to the latest version or not.
If your device is not updated yet, then it will automatically provide you with an option to update to iOS 15.3 or iPadOS 15.3.
All you have to do is to tap on Download and Install and your update will be completed shortly.