YOU need to update your iPhone today — and we have a handy guide on how to do it.
Apple has issued an urgent warning against installing a new security update.
If you ignore it, you risk getting hacked by crooks who can take control of your device.
How to update iPhone
Updating your iPhone is very easy.
Just open Settings > General > Software update.
You can see if updates are waiting to be downloaded and installed.
The latest update from August 19th is iOS 15.6.1.
If you already do that, you have the latest protections against hack attacks.
Why updating your iPhone is important
One of the best things about iPhone updates is that they are free.
So it’s an easy way to quickly get brand new features without paying a dime.
But it also means that you install important security updates from Apple.
These security updates fix problems in Apple’s iPhone code or systems.
Hackers can exploit these bugs to take control of parts (or even all) of your handset.
Therefore, Apple fixes these regularly with updates.
But if you don’t regularly install iOS updates on your iPhone, the loopholes exploited by hackers remain open.
Can I get the latest updates?
Millions of iPhone owners will be able to install the latest updates – but not all.
If you’re using a very old model, you might get cut off from iOS updates.
This poses a significant risk of hacking, so it’s worth considering an upgrade as soon as possible.
For example, when the iOS 16 update lands in September, Apple’s 1st generation iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE will be cut off.
These phones were compatible with the latest iOS 15.6.1 but will not get iOS 16.
If you’re using older iPhones, you’re already cut off, so consider upgrading to a newer model right away.
Here is the full list of devices supported by iOS 16:
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 pro
- iPhone 13 Pro max
- iphone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 pro
- iPhone 12 pro max
- iphone 11
- iPhone 11 pro
- iPhone 11 Pro max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)
Any iPhones not on this list will not get iOS 16.
If you’re using an older iPhone, you simply need to upgrade your handset to a newer device to access iOS 16.
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