Huge Security Update For Old iPhones And iPads; Click To Know!

This Issue Currently Being Faced By Older Models Has Been Fixed In The New iOS 16 Update

The security bug has already been fixed by Apple in some old iPhone and iPad models. For those still using the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, the first-gen iPhone SE, and other models, iOS 15.7.4 update has been made available.

Additionally, certain iPads, viz. the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, and more, are receiving an iPadOS update that addresses similar concerns. Out of the 16 security updates in Apple’s latest release, the most significant one is for the WebKit flaw that has detrimentally impacted all the iPhone and iPad models.

Apple has already mended this issue in the latest iOs and iPadOS versions after gaining cognizance of the same last month. The devices that were in the final stages of receiving the updates have been taken care of. The iOS 15.7.4 version might be the most recent in the series when iOS 17 launches later this year, hence, if you have an iPhone 7 or a model from a similar era, upgradation is a must for you.

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According to Apple, the kernel and the Apple Webkit application were both impacted by the security concern. The flaw may allow an app to run arbitrary code, reported the tech giant. The WebKit issue is more concerning because, in Apple’s opinion, the problem may have been deliberately exploited. The security patches released in the past few weeks would address the problem, added the company. It also urged owners of older iPhone models to upgrade to iOS 15 at the earliest.

Installing iOS Updates On iPhones

  • Go to iPhone settings
  • Click “General”
  • Go to “Security Update”
  • Refresh and check if you have been upgraded to iOS 15.7.4 version.
  • Install the update and reboot the phone.

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