Apple has released a new software update for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac in the evening. Updates to iOS 14.5.1, iPadOS 14.5.1, macOS 11.3.1 and watchOS 7.4.1 address a vulnerability that Apple says may be actively exploited.
Apple released the iOS 14.5.1 update that fixed some bugs detected in iOS 14.5, which it released last week. The update, which also offers important security improvements, should be installed as soon as possible, according to Apple.
iOS 14.5.1 Update is Very Important!
US-based technology giant Apple recently released its newest operating system, iOS 14.5, with dozens of innovations. In particular, the new security feature named “Application Tracking Transparency”, iPhone screen unlock with Apple Watch, AirTag support, new emojis and many other new features were offered to users with this version. Apple has now released a new update that focuses on fixing problems with this operating system.
Apple’s iOS 14.5.1 for iPhones and iPadOS 14.5.1, which is released for iPads, is a minor update and does not bring a new feature to the devices. According to the statements made by Apple, a bug in the Application Tracking Transparency feature was affecting a limited group of users. This problem affecting some users who disable the option that allows apps to track requests, has been fixed with iOS and iPadOS 14.5.1. In addition, some security improvements are also delivered to users with this version.
Apple says updates should be made immediately
The updates we mentioned above address an arbitrary code execution vulnerability in WebKit, Apple’s software framework that handles most of the web content you view on your device. To be more precise, updates prevent malicious websites from running uncontrolled code on your device. For this reason, it is useful not to skip the update.
In the update notes shared by Apple, it is stated that some of the security improvements are very critical, even the security vulnerabilities have been removed and some of these vulnerabilities have been exploited. Saying that the update is therefore very important, Apple states that users should complete the iOS 14.5.1 upgrade as soon as possible.
If they wish, users can easily download iOS 14.5.1 and update their devices. For this, a user who accesses the Settings menu on their iPhone or iPad needs to access the “Software Update” section under the “General” option. When you reach this menu, you will be able to see the details about the update and update your device.
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