With the latest iOS 17.2 update, Apple offers critical bug and security patches along with one neat app
Along with other critical security updates, Apple has published a new update for the iPhone that stops unauthorized access to “sensitive user data.”
The most recent software update, iPhone OS 17.2, follows two recent waves of bug fixes related to banking features and virtual car keys, among other security concerns.
According to the company, iOS 17.2, which is also compatible with iPads, addresses a security breach in Bluetooth that makes it possible for apps to access private information and a more serious vulnerability that lets an attacker remotely take control of a user’s keyboard.
Apple discovered that “an app may be able to read sensitive location information” in relation to the “Find ” capabilities, which allow users to locate lost or stolen devices.
Prior to iOS 17.2, “tabs may be accessed without authentication,” which further compromised allegedly private internet surfing history.
According to a Wall Street Journal article on Tuesday, Apple is now beta testing a broader security update that is intended to stop iPhone thieves from accessing private user data. The rapid repairs come before this update.
When a device is in an unknown place, the Stolen Device Protection feature kicks in.
As an anti-theft precaution, it requires users to validate changes to items like passwords using their face or touch ID, with purposeful hour-long delays.
A new app called Journal was also released with iOS 17.2. Its goal is to encourage people to record their experiences by gathering images and other stored data as material for free writing.
Improvements to spatial video are another feature.
The update is readily available in “settings,” under the “software update available” page, and it works with all models going all the way back to the iPhone X from 2017.