Apple warns of serious iPhone flaw that lets hackers CONTROL your device – and it ‘may have been exploited already’
AN urgent security update has been issued to ALL iPhones over a dangerous bug.
The flaw could allow hackers to take complete control of your iPhone – and Apple says it may already have been exploited.
Now all iPhone owners are being urged to install the latest iOS update to gain instant protection against the attack.
The alert began appearing on Wednesday evening – and protects you from dangerous hack attacks.
Keeping your iPhone updated is extremely important.
For a start, it upgrades your device with new features to enjoy.
But it also means you’re installing key security updates from Apple.
The latest update is called iOS 15.6.1 and is available to download for free right now.
Apple says the update fixes a number of security flaws that are being “actively exploited”.
That means it’s very important that you update your iPhone as soon as possible.
“This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple explained.
To do this, go into Settings > General > Software Update.
These security updates fix problems in Apple’s iPhone code or systems.
Hackers can exploit these bugs to take control over parts (or even all) of your handset.
So Apple regularly fixes these with updates.
But if you don’t install iOS updates on your iPhone regularly, the holes used by hackers remain open.
It’s also important to make sure you’re using a relatively current model.
Some very old iPhone models no longer receive iOS updates.
This puts you in significant danger of hack attacks, so it’s worth considering upgrading as soon as possible.
For instance, when the iOS 16 update lands in September, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and 1st-generation iPhone SE will be cut off by Apple.
These handsets were compatible with the current iOS 15.6.1, but won’t get iOS 16.
If you’re using older iPhones than that, you’re already cut off, so you should upgrade to a newer model immediately.
Here’s the full list of iOS 16 supported devices:
- 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 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
Any iPhones not on this list won’t receive iOS 16.
If you’re using an older iPhone, you’ll simply need to upgrade your handset to a newer device to access iOS 16.
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