Apple comes with a new system update. iOS 10.3.1 is an over-the-air update and Apple announced you can download it for all iPhones, iPads, or iPods Touch. If you have an Apple device, to not hesitate to bring it up-to-date, as the new system comes with numerous improvements.
On the new update, Apple fixed many bugs and security issues. Actually, they dealt with a serious Wi-Fi flaw. This issue was reported by Google Project Zero. As soon as they received the complaint, they tried to tackle the issue and brought this update which solves it.
How does the latest update improve security?
The update brings minor security improvements and a better overall performance of the device. However, there is also the important fix which can prevent a lot of damage. The vulnerability could have allowed possible hackers in the area to access your device and introduce random code which worked on the Wi-Fi chip.
This malicious code could start running if the user accessed certain audio files. Thus, if you received such files, you downloaded them, and then you opened them, the code was already on its way to your Wi-Fi chip.
The update might not be available for all devices
There might be one problem for users who do not own the latest devices. The update might not come in an OTA (over-the-air) version for iPhone 5 and 5C. This is because they are 32-bit devices. Actually, they are the only 32-bit devices which can benefit from an iOS 10 update. However, Apple no longer offers support for their apps.
Therefore, if you have one of these phones, you will probably have to access iTunes and install the update manually. You can still go to the Software Update menu found in the Settings tab and look for the update. If it is not there, you can either wait for it and hope that it will be installed automatically, or download it from iTunes.
Apple have already released the beta version of the next update which will follow 10.3.1. iOS 10.3.2 went beta last week, but it will undergo many changes until it reaches its final form. They move pretty fast, as iOS 11 is already waiting to see the light of day in June. Therefore, iOS 10 comes with no major change, at least regarding the interface.
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