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Apple Releases iOS 14.4.2 Version with Important Security Updates: Why iPhone and iPad Users Need to Update Software Immediately

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The software update with the fix was released by Cupertino just a few days before the developer’s beta version for iOS 14.5.

Apple iPhone: The iPhone manufacturer Apple has released iOS 14.4.2 for iPhone and iPad devices. A security update for critical security vulnerabilities is provided with the software update. Cupertino said the update included a fix for the Webkit bug, which may have been actively exploited by malicious websites to arbitrarily cross-site script. The technology giant also knows reports about the active exploitation of the fault.

Users can download the latest iOS update by going to the Settings app on their phones and going to the General tab. Users will find the Software Update tab here, which may indicate that an update is available using a red badge on the right side of the tab. Clicking this tab will allow users to view the pending updates, if any, and this is where they can download and install those updates.

The software update with the fix was released by Cupertino just days before the developer’s beta version for iOS 14.5 next month, which would appear to include several important updates. One major update expected in iOS 14.5 is the ability of Apple Watch users to unlock their iPhone using the smartwatch. Another update is users who have the option to unlock their phone even if they are wearing a Coronavirus Pandemic mask.

The new update is also expected to introduce transparency into app tracking, which will allow users to see new permission dialogs in apps before the latter can disclose user-identifying information to third parties.

That said, Cupertino has released watchOS 7.3.3 along with iOS 12.5.2, a patch update for iOS 12, for iPhones 5s and 6, the third-generation iPad mini, the first-generation iPad Air, and the sixth-generation iPad Touch.

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