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Apple warns MILLIONS of iPhone owners about security risk – fix it now

IPHONE owners who have stopped updating their handsets may want to rethink the truth soon.

The latest version of iOS, the operating system used by iPhones and iPads, has fixed two important security patches.

A quarter of iPhones in the last four years didn't have the latest iOS update installed

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A quarter of iPhones in the last four years didn’t have the latest iOS update installedCredit: Getty

iOS 15 was launched in September, but it has one of the lowest uptake rates in recent times.

Around 72% of all iPhones released in the past 4 years have the app installed so far, while on iPads the percentage is even smaller at 57%.

This means there could be millions of devices still at risk.

The first problem is that a malicious app can get your Apple ID information, as well as recent in-app searches.

There’s no indication as to whether any hackers used this vulnerability, but it’s good to know that it’s finally plugged in.

Meanwhile, the tech giant’s latest iOS update also addresses another worrying vulnerability.

This affects not only the iPhone and iPad, but also the Apple Watch.

A bug has been discovered that could allow a third-party app to bypass security preferences.

So Apple Watch wearers will have to install watchOS 8 to prevent it.

Apple has revealed the latest fixes in a support document shared on their official page website.

This list is updated from time to time after the company has fully investigated the issues it has discovered.

But with more than a quarter of iPhones over the past four years without iOS 15 installed, many are still in great danger.

So, if you still haven’t installed the latest update, now is the time to do it.

You can do this by opening Setting, exploit overview And after that Software updates.

From there, you’ll see the latest update appear – just select Download and install.

iOS 15 to be released in September 2021

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iOS 15 to be released in September 2021Credit: Alamy
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