Apple is releasing an urgent update to fix iOS 17 security issues

What’s in Apple’s iOS 17 update?

New features in Apple’s iOS 17 update: What you need to know


Apple is urging iPhone users to download a new version of their latest operating system to fix two iOS 17.1.1 security issues.

The tech giant wants customers to install the iOS 17.1.2 update, which does not include any new features, immediately.

“This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users,” Apple said on its website.

The update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that could have already been exploited, Apple said. The issues relate to WebKit, Apple’s Internet browser engine that powers Safari. Browsing web content can reveal sensitive information, Apple said. The company added that it is “aware of a report that this issue may have been exploited against versions of iOS prior to iOS 16.7.1.”

The second update relates to a “memory corruption vulnerability,” according to Apple.

That new operating system, iOS 17was originally released in November and included new features such as live voicemail and NameDrop, and easy way to share contacts.

How to download the update

  • Click on your iPhone’s Settings icon
  • Then go to General
  • Select Software Update
  • Tap Install Now

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