Apple’s new iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 brings essential security updates for severe vulnerabilities on iPads and iPhones.
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These enhancements were rolled out by the tech giant manufacturer on July 20. Apple said that users need to install these security updates so that they can prevent serious flaws.
One of these is the CVE-2022-32832, which affects the Apple File System.
Cybersecurity experts explained that hackers could use the vulnerability to execute code with kernel privileges.
If the exploitation is successful, cybercriminals can gain deep access to your iPad or iPhone.
Apple iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6 Arrives With Essential Security Updates
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The giant iPhone maker explained that it was not aware that malicious actors had already used these vulnerabilities.
But, since most of them can lead to severe security breaches, the tech firm decided to launch security enhancements.
Cybersecurity experts are urging iPhone and iPad users to install the new system versions as soon as possible since they believe that hackers can combine these flaws, leading to more serious security attacks.
Updating To iOS 15.6, iPad 15.6
Apple’s official Support page provides the things you need to do to install the newest iOS and iPadOS system versions.
Before you update to the latest iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6, you must back up your device using Apple’s iCloud service.
On the other hand, you can also do this using your laptop or personal computer. After that, follow these steps:
- First, visit your device’s Settings and click the General option.
- After that, tap on the Software Update button.
- There are some instances when the option shows two versions of the new system. Just click the one you prefer to install.
- Then, click the Install/Download button and enter your passcode.
- After that, click the “Install Now” option.
Meanwhile, the new Apple iOS 16 is expected to offer new hands-free capabilities with UI-enabled accessories.
Previously, Apple iOS 16 Beta’s photos crop feature was leaked.
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