iPhone users has been urged by APPLE to update their mobile phones after finding and removing more than 35 security issues on iOS.
This is even as the U.S. tech giant released a newly version of the iPhone software, iOS 15.6, to protect users from potential cyber attacks, which seems to be likely the last major iPhone update before the release of iOS 16, and a new iPhones in September.
In the latest warning to iPhone owners, APPLE stated that many bugs, that could allow an app to execute “arbitrary code”, a technique hackers use to run dangerous tasks on a victim’s phone, were removed following the update, hence users are urged to update their mobile phones.
According to reports, Most iPhone vulnerabilities are hunted out by external experts and anonymous researchers, hence the update is aimed to prevents cybercrooks from taking advantage of iPhone before the vulnerability is more widely known.
“For our customers’ protection, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available,” Apple said.
But the latest iOS update wasn’t all about security issues. The firm has also made some noticeable tweaks on the surface – albeit very small ones.
New Features On APPLE Latest Update iOS 15.6
- Among them is a change to the Apple TV app that adds the option to pause, rewind, or fast-forward a live sports game.
- The update also fixes an issue in which the Settings app displayed that device storage was full even when it was available.
- A problem with Safari where a tab sometimes reverted back to a previous page has also been resolved.
- The update should roll-out to iPhone owners automatically but you can force it to download and install immediately.
- You can do that by going to Settings, followed by About, then Software Update.
Meanwhile, the latest update might be the final update of iOS 15 version, following the arrival of iOS 16, which will give the iPhone a whole new operating system.
Apple has also revealed that the new update adds loads of clever tricks, including the ability to unsend and edit iMessages.
It also introduces a brand new Lock Screen that you can totally customise and it’ll even support widgets on the Lock Screen too.
Sadly iOS 16 probably won’t arrive on your iPhone until September, launching alongside the iPhone 14.