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Major warning issued for iPhone users! Download iOS 15.6.1 update now

The new iOS 15.6.1 is rolling out for iPhone and iPads. Know how to download it.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 19 2022, 17:24 IST
Amritanshu Mukherjee
iOS 15.6.1 update brings security patches for iPhones and iPads! (HT Tech)
Amritanshu Mukherjee
iOS 15.6.1 update brings security patches for iPhones and iPads! (HT Tech)

Apple has released iOS 15.6.1 for iPhones and iPads users just weeks after iOS 15.6. It is the latest of multiple iOS fix for already exploited issues this year. The new update has brought important security updates and is recommended for all users. It has reportedly fixed two critical security vulnerabilities that have been used by malicious hackers to attack almost every iPhone and iPad users running iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Apple has shared all the details about the new update on its security updates webpage. If you haven't updated iOS 15.6.1 till now, you must do it now. Check out why you need to update now.

iOS 15.6.1 security fixes

According to Apple, iOS 15.6.1 has fixed two major vulnerabilities that were exploited in the wild and have impacted every iPhone and iPad model running on iOS 15. The first vulnerability CVE-2022-32894 let an application execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges whereas the second vulnerability CVE-2022-32893 was in WebKit, which powers Safari and all third-party browsers on iOS.

“Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” said the official statement on its support page. The iOS 15.6.1 upgrade “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple stated.

Which iPhones are compatible with new bug fixes?

As shared by Apple, the iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 is available for iPhone 6s and newer models, all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2, 5th-generation iPad, iPad mini 4 and newer models, as well as 7th-generation iPod touch.

How to download this update on iPhone or iPad?

To download iOS 15.6.1 or iPadOS 15.6.1 update on your iPhone or iPad, just go to Settings app on your phone and head to General then Software update and Download and Install the latest update on your handset.

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First Published Date: 19 Aug, 02:02 IST
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