Just days after the release of its new operating system – iOS 17 – Apple had to release urgent updates.
iOS 17.0.1, now available worldwide, fixes three security issues that exposed devices to ‘malware’: malicious computer software.
The update is for all iPhone models still supported by the tech giant – so those released in 2018 and later (including iPhone XS and the 2nd generation iPhone SE).
However, if you got a brand new iPhone 15 in the last few days, you’ll need an even newer update: iOS 17.0.2.
iOS 17.0.2 also fixes an issue that prevents the transfer of data directly from an older iPhone during setup.
A customer holds an iPhone 15 at a store in Los Angeles, California, on Friday (September 22), global release day. Apple’s new iOS mobile operating system, iOS 17, was released to coincide with the new device (although it was also made available for other recent iPhone models). Now Apple has had to release new versions (iOS 17.0.1 and iOS 17.0.2) to fix bugs
How to install the urgent iPhone update
- Go to the Settings app on your iPhone (indicated by the cog or cog icon)
- Select ‘General’ followed by ‘Software Update’
- Tap ‘Download and Install’
Therefore, if you have the new iPhone 15, you should update it to iOS 17.0.2 before trying to transfer data from your old device, and not after.
To get the latest updates for your iPhone (or iPad, which is also affected), all you need to do is go to your device’s settings and select ‘General’, followed by ‘Software Update’.
Tapping ‘Download and Install’ will start the update. This may take a few minutes.
Apple’s new iOS mobile operating system, iOS 17, was released last week, a few days before the iPhone 15 hit shelves (although iOS 17 was also made available for other recent iPhone models).
In a web messageApple has announced the three security flaws affecting iOS 17.0, which will be fixed within minutes as long as you update.
One of these flaws allowed a malicious app to “bypass signature validation,” meaning the app could run without the user noticing.
iOS 17.0.1 is for iPhone models that are still supported by the tech giant – so models released in 2018 and later (including the iPhone XS and the 2nd generation iPhone SE). iPhone 15 gets iOS 17.0.2
iOS 17.0.1 fixes three security flaws
1. CVE-2023-41991: A malicious app may be able to ‘bypass signature validation’, meaning it can run without the user noticing
2. CVE-2023-41992: A local attacker “may be able to elevate his privileges” to take control of an iPhone
3. CVE-2023-41993: Processing web content can lead to ‘arbitrary code execution’, which allows an attacker to execute any desired code on a victim’s system
Apple disclosed the shortcomings after tips from Google and the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab research group.
iOS 17.0.1 – which is for all recent iPhone models except the new iPhone 15 – fixes the bugs.
Meanwhile, iOS 17.0.2 includes the three security fixes from iOS 17.0.1, but also corrects the iPhone 15’s data transfer issue, the tech giant said in another message.
If you have one of the new iPhone 15 models, you should see in your Settings that the latest available software update is iOS 17.0.2.
iOS 17.0.2 fixes the data transfer issue specific to the iPhone 15 series, so the update is not necessary for older iPhone models.
So if you have an older iPhone and you see that the latest available update is iOS 17.0.1, don’t worry about iOS 17.0.2 not being available.
The most important thing is to update your iPhone from iOS 17.0 (or iPadOS 17.0 if you have an iPad), as this leaves your device vulnerable to bugs.
Once this is done, you should be able to enjoy the new functionality that iOS 17 brings, as intended by Apple.
The days of manually typing a new friend’s contact information into your iPhone are a thing of the past in iOS 17. The update brings the ability to share your contact information simply by holding your iPhone close to another.
The software generation includes several exciting features, including a Live Voicemail tool and the ability to share your contact information by simply touching your iPhone to another.
iOS 17 was released a few days before iPhone 15 hit shelves, drawing packed crowds from London to Beijing.
The standard range of new iPhones start at £799 and come equipped with a new titanium frame, USB-C charging port and new artificial intelligence features.
The two most expensive options in the iPhone 15 family, the Pro and Pro Max, reach a whopping £1,499 and £1,599 depending on storage.
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The tech giant unveiled four new devices at its September event: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The top model – iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max – boasts some impressive features, including a new action button, a titanium finish and a USB-C charger.
But with prices ranging from €999 to €1,599, is it really worth investing a lot of money into?
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