September 14, 2021, 4:11 PM
ByThe Associated Press
• 3 min read
Apple has released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers say could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any involvement of the owner.
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Here’s how to update your Apple devices.
iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
— Plug in your device and make sure you’re connected to the internet.
— Go to Settings General, then tap Software Update. Tap ”Install Now.” If you see ”Download and Install” instead, tap it to download the update, enter your passcode, then tap ”Install Now.”
Apple Watch First, make sure that your Apple Watch is compatible with the latest software: watchOS 7 is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and later and Apple Watch SE. Upgrading to watchOS 7 requires an iPhone 6s or later running iOS 14 or later.
Next steps: — Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS.
— Make sure that your Apple Watch is at least 50 percent charged. — Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi.
— Keep your iPhone next to your Apple Watch, so that they’re in range. It could take from several minutes to an hour for the update to complete. You might want to update overnight or wait until you have time.