iOS 16.4.1 update is finally out. This minor software update is primarily addressing security issues and bug fixes. While it might not be as flashy as a significant update, it is no less critical, especially given that it patches two actively exploited vulnerabilities in iOS 16.4. These vulnerabilities could allow malicious apps to execute harmful code at the kernel level, affecting not only iPhones but also macOS and iPadOS devices. In short, the iOS 16.4.1 update is like a tiny superhero swooping in to save your iPhone 14 or older model from potential harm.
The security flaws discovered in iOS 16.4 were not just minor problems; they were actively used against users. This indicates that hackers were already using these systemic flaws to their advantage. Apple has closed the door on these vulnerabilities by releasing iOS 16.4.1, giving your iPhone 14 Pro and other devices a safer environment. So, even though it may not appear to be much at first, this update is an essential defense against prospective cyber-attacks.
As was already established, devices running macOS and iPadOS were also impacted by the vulnerabilities found in iOS 16.4. Quickly following, Apple also provided relevant software updates for these devices. To protect yourself, download these updates if you’re the proud owner of a Mac or an iPad.
Moreover, an issue that periodically rendered Siri, Apple’s speech assistant, inactive is fixed in iOS 16.4.1. Now that this problem has been fixed, Siri may serve as your dependable sidekick and help you with your queries and duties.
This update also fixes a bug involving an emoji that didn’t have a skin color selection option. Since iOS 16.4.1, the emoji, as mentioned earlier, has proudly allowed users to select from a range of complexion tones.