APPLE on Wednesday rolled out an emergency software update to fix a critical security hole in the iPhone operating system.
The free iOS 15.2.1 upgrade also includes important fixes for iMessage and CarPlay — Apple’s system that lets you view content from your mobile phone on your vehicle’s built-in display.
What bugs does iOS 15.2.1 fix?
The minor update, which rolled out worldwide on Wednesday, fixed a number of bugs and vulnerabilities in the iPhone software.
A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability fixed by Apple is known as “door lock” and can cause iOS devices to crash.
According to security researcher Trevor Spiniolas, who discovered the bug, it can cause iPhones to flicker after connecting to an Apple Home compatible device.
“This bug poses a significant risk to iOS users’ data, but the public can protect themselves from its worst effects by turning off the Home device,” Spiniolas said in its report. in the control center to protect local data”.
Apple says today’s update also includes fixes for CarPlay as well as photo sharing via Messages.
According to Apple, third-party apps that connect to CarPlay sometimes become unresponsive to input.
What’s New in iOS 15.2
Wednesday’s update is a small tweak to iOS 15.2 – a major update for iPhone users, adding a number of new features beyond security and bug fixes.
Among the tools added to iPhone worldwide long awaited by Apple App privacy report, available in your settings.
It gives users an overview of what information their apps have access to and what they’re sharing.
For example, the report shows how many times an app has accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more.
To find out who your data may be shared with, you can also see the other web domains the app is communicating with.
It is designed to give users a better idea of exactly who is seeing the data collected by their favorite apps.
But that’s not all that iOS 15.2 has to offer.
The update also adds features designed to protect children from pedophiles.
Apple will now Scan Messages to be able to have nude photos sent to and from a device and blur them out of view.
A button that allows them to contact their parent in Messages about possible privileges will also be displayed.
After the update, your iPhone will now warn you if you’ve been scammed while repairing your device.
People sometimes go to low-cost repair shops on the high street and even try to repair themselves by buying parts on eBay, but these parts may not be approved.
In iOS 15.2, you’ll be able to see if genuine Apple parts have been used.
With the update installed, you can head to Settings > General > About to view your iPhone’s parts and service history.
The Unknown Parts warning appears next to anything Apple deems “non-genuine”.
This will also show if it has been used or installed in another iPhone.
The same thing happens if that particular part is not working properly.
Which iPhones are compatible with iOS 15.2.1?
The update is available to anyone using an iPhone 6S or later, as well as owners of the 7th generation iPod touch.
If you’re using an iPhone that can’t be updated to iOS 15.2.1, it’s important that you consider upgrading.
Switching to a newer iPhone means you’ll be able to get the latest security updates.
Using older models that can’t keep up with the latest security fixes is a huge risk – and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
How to update to iOS 15.2.1
If you have a compatible device and your iPhone hasn’t automatically updated, you can download iOS 15.2.1 by following a few easy steps.
Before you begin, make sure that your iPhone is backed up and that you’re connected to WiFi.
Open Settings, tap “General” and then “Software Update”.
The update may appear on the screen if it’s ready for your phone, and you can tap “Install Now” to get it.
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