Apple has released a new update to the iOS 12 to protect its user with a recent security vulnerability in the system. The new 12.4.1 update is available for free and will solve this problem to keep owners safe. Since the update blocks hackers from accessing devices, it would be best to get this update as soon as possible.

According to Apple’s official post, the IOS 12.4.1 update is available for iPhones starting from the 5s until later, iPads starting from the iPad Air until later, and the 6th generation iPod Touch units. The new update is said to prevent “a malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.” Prior to the update, hackers had a way in to take full control of the phone’s functions and take important data from the phone freely.

To add the update for your device, proceed to the Settings app and check under the General options. The Software Update button will install the new update for your device but will require a steady internet connection to fully install the new update. Once that’s all set, the Apple device won’t be at risk with these problems anymore.

The problem prior to the update was previously fixed back in iOS12.3. However, the iOS 12.4 update has somehow allowed these hackers to get in again and even make a jailbreak version of the update. Apple has now plugged this hole with the latest update.

More than the security breach, the update also improves the device’s memory management.

In other news, any new iPhones and iPads are yet to be announced. Many of Apple’s fans are expecting to see reveals this coming September. In previous years, many iPhones and new Apple devices were released on a month of September. However, Apple has yet to announce any details about any new smart device to be released in September.

Many of Apple’s releases are services and subscriptions as of 2019. The new iOS updates will arrive soon to accommodate these new additions. As all of these apps may require fees to be used, Apple is right to patch up any security breaches they find as soon as possible.

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