Apple releases urgent iOS update after iOS 17 security issues

Apple's OS17 adds a feature called NameDrop that allows people to share contact information by putting one phone on top of another.

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

Apple wants customers to install the iOS 17.1.2 update, which does not include any new features, immediately, according to CBS.

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

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The new update aims to patch two possible security exploits documented in 17.1.1.

The issues relate to WebKit, Apple’s internet browser engine that enables Safari. Browsing web content could disclose sensitive information, Apple said.

The new operating system, iOS 17, was initially released in November and featured new capabilities, like live voicemail and NameDrop, an 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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