Warning for iPhone users to install emergency Apple update as soon as possible
iPhone users beware—Apple has just released its first ever Rapid Security Response update and you need to install it ASAP.
The US tech giant is calling on iPhone owners to open their Settings app and check for the new software update, which is packed full of important bug and security fixes.
It's being shipped out to all iPhones with the latest version of iOS 16.4.1 and is designed to prevent security issues between iOS upgrades.
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Hopefully, your device will have installed the update automatically but if not, there are steps you can take to check.
You can do this by tapping the 'Settings' app icon on your iPhone home screen then going to General > Software Update.
Apple said: "Rapid Security Response are a new type of software release for iPhone, iPad and Mac. They deliver important security improvements between software updates—for example, improvements to the Safari web browser, the WebKit framework stack, or other critical system libraries.
"They may also be used to mitigate some security issues more quickly, such as issues that might have been exploited or reported to exist 'in the wild'."
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The update is only applicable to the latest version of iOS, so if you don't have this installed or you're using an older iPhone, you won't be able to install it.
These new Rapid Security Updates are also applicable to Macs and iPads so if you use those gadgets as well it's worth checking.
It hasn't got anything to do with the recent UK Emergency Alert test, which was sent out to all iPhone and Android devices in April.
You can deactivate those alerts by using the Settings app in future by following these steps.
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