Apple is releasing crucial updates for iPhones that are unable to run the latest iOS 17. Verify your device now!
Written by HENRY BURRELL, Deputy Technology Editor, providing coverage of the most recent consumer tech news affecting users, from broadband and software to reviewing new gadgets for the best recommendations.
If you’re using an older iPhone, it’s advisable to check if your iOS software is completely up to date today. Apple has recently issued a crucial update to address a concerning iPhone vulnerability.
Apple has resolved a security issue that could potentially allow unauthorized access to your phone, and there have been reports of cybercriminals exploiting this vulnerability on devices running iOS versions prior to iOS 16.6. To safeguard your device, it’s essential to keep iOS up to date. If you have an iPhone 8 or a more recent model, you should check for updates by going to the Settings app, selecting General, and then tapping on Software Update. The latest update is labeled iOS 16.7.1.
Furthermore, several iPhone models from 2018 onwards can upgrade to iOS 17, including the iPhone 15, the most recent Apple smartphone compatible with iOS 17.
If you own an iPhone 8, iPhone X, or a newer iPhone running iOS 16, it is crucial to install the iOS 16.7.1 update to maintain the security of your device. Apple’s commitment to providing security updates for older iPhones highlights a key advantage of choosing an iPhone over an Android device. While the iPhone 8 and iPhone X won’t receive new software features beyond iOS 17, Apple will persist in addressing critical security concerns, an impressive level of support for devices that are now six years old.
The iOS 16.7.1 update is applicable to various iPad models, including all iPad Pro versions, the third generation and newer iPad Air, the fifth generation and newer iPad, and the fifth generation and newer iPad mini.