iOS 16.7.1 is rolling out to older iPhone models after Apple release the iOS 17.0.3 for eligible devices to fix overheating issues affecting the iPhone 15 Pro models. Apple has patch two security flaws and has advise users to download and install the update on their smartphones.
Users who have not install the iOS 17 update on recent iPhone models can also download the iOS 16.7.1 update.
Features of iOS 16.7.1 Update
The update to iOS 16.7.1 began rolling out to users with iPhone 8 and newer models, while owners of eligible iPad models will be able to download the iPadOS 16.7.1 update.
Users who are running devices compatible with iOS 17 but have chosen to remain on iOS 16 for the time being will also be able to update to the latest version.
Same as iOS 17.0.3 update that was roll, the iOS 16.7.1 update comes with an important fix for an iOS 16 kernel vulnerability that allow a local attacker to elevate privileges and gain access to the device.
Apple says it is aware that the issue was reportedly actively exploit on systems that were running iOS 16.6 and older versions, as per Apple’s updated security notes for the iOS 16.7.1 update.
The update comes with WebRTC, a real-time communication framework use by many web services and related firms.
The flaw fix by Apple would allow arbitrary or malicious code to be execute on a user’s smartphone, as per Apple.
Apple has also roll out the 3rd beta of iOS 17.1 to users on the public beta channel.
The update is expect to roll out to users in the coming weeks and will bring the ability to complete AirDrop transfers over the Internet, a new flashlight indicator for the Dynamic Island on non-iPhone 15 Pro models, and new features coming to Apple Music including the ability to add a favourite from the lock screen.
How to Download and Install iOS 16.7.1 on Your iPhone?
Connect to a Wi-Fi network and make sure that the iPhone battery level is higher than 50%.
Follow These Steps :
- Go to General
- Then Software Update in the Settings app.
- When the iOS 16.7.1 update is list, tap on Update Now.
- Enter your phone’s passcode, to begin the update process.
- Wait for your phone to reboot, which should take a few minutes.