Apple releases update For iPad, iPhone and Mac to protect users from getting hacked due to critical bug

If you own an Apple device, you better update your device right now!

Apple has released the iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS BigSur 11.5.1 updates respectively to protect their users from getting hacked due to a critical bug.

The update should be available to download on your device right now.

According to official reports, the updates will fix a zero-day vulnerability that could have possibly been exploited.

Apple says that the iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS BigSur 11.5.1 updates will fix an issue with an application that can possibly be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

This means that someone could possibly hack into you device.

Apple said that that the vulnerability CVE-2021-30807 could have been actively exploited.

The good thing is that this update also fixes a number of other things.

The iOS 14.7.1 update also fixes a bug where Touch ID on iPhone unlocked the Apple Watch.

Apple said about the update:

When you have Unlock with iPhone turned on, unlocking your iPhone unlocks your Apple Watch as long as you’re wearing it. An issue in iOS 14.7 affected the ability of iPhone models with Touch ID to unlock Apple Watch. This issue is fixed with iOS 14.7.1. Update your iPhone to get the latest software.

The updates above are available for iPhone 6s and upper models, iPad Pro (all the available models), iPad Air 2 until iPad Air 4, ipAd 5th generation and latest model, iPad mini 4, and iPod touch 7th generation.

How to manually check update on iPad and iPhone?

First step: Open settings

The first thing that you need to do in order to manually check and install updates on your iPad is to open your settings app.

Second step: General

After you open settings, you want to tap General. This will bring you a step closer on how to manually check and install an update on your device.

Third step: Software update

The third thing that you want to do is click on software update, which should be the first option to appear when you click general.

Fourth step: Wait

If you missed out an update, a message will show on the screen that a certain update is available to download.

In order to get the latest update, you are required to be connected with the internet when checking for updates.

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