iOS 14.4.2 update released to fix iPhone, iPad security Flaw

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iOS 14.4.2 Patch

Apple detected a security flaw on their iOS which poses a potential threat to the security of the personal information of iPhoneiPad and Apple Watch users. This forced the company to release an update to patch the security breach.  

The update is meant to fix a security flaw in WebKit, the browser engine developed and used by Apple in its Safari Web browser. This update will prevent hackers from inserting malicious codes intended to grant access to users’ name, email, address and other private details. 

Apple has made iOS 14.4.2 live and available for download for newer iPhone and iPad users. However, for older devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and several discontinued models of iPad, iOS 12.5.2 closes this vulnerability. WatchOS 7.3.3 is available for Apple Watch users to help solve this issue.

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As Apple continues to beta test the next major update, iOS 14.5. This latest bug fix update, the iOS 14.4.2 comes just before the long-expected iOS 14.5 update. The iOS 14.5 is said to come with some features like the ability to unlock FaceID while wearing a face mask with your Apple Watch. It also comes with more easy UI tweaks to apps like Podcasts and Music. 

Here is how to update your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to the latest iOS upgrade; open your Settings app, then tap General, then Software Update. 

Apple released its last major update in the form of the iOS 14.4 for its iPhone and iPad in january this year. The update brought a list of new and incredible features as well as improvements. These features includes a feature that notifies iPhone 12 miniiPhone 12iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max users when their camera is unable to be verified as a genuine Apple camera. The update also fixed a problem with the default keyboard that caused a delay in typing and showing word suggestions on some devices. 

The WatchOS 7.3 update for Apple Watch brings the Unity watch face, which is inspired by the colours of the Pan-African Flag. The update also brings Time to Walk for Apple Fitness+ subscribers and expands the ECG app for the Apple Watch Series 4 and later to Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, and Thailand.

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