Apple users are getting a new security update this week which the company wants everyone to update right away. This update is aimed at iPad users who have the iPadOS platform running on the device.
The update iPadOS 16.3.1 is a smallish update which basically provides important bug fixes and security updates for your iPad, as the update note mentions for iPad users.
In addition to iPadOS, iPhone users have also got a similar update with the iOS 16.3.1 version earlier this week. As per the details given on Apple’s support page, the update was released on February 13.
The iPadOS 16.3.1 carries a download size 149MB and is supported on iPad models starting from iPad Air 3rd gen, 5th gen iPad, iPad Pro models and even the 5th gen iPad mini. As for the iPhone users, anyone with the iPhone 8 model or later needs to take the iOS 16.3.1 update immediately to avoid any mishap with their device.
The security issue affected the kernel as well as the Apple Webkit application. Apple explains the vulnerability could allow an app to execute arbitrary code. When it comes to the WebKit, the concerns are higher, since Apple feels the issue related to the WebKit may have been actively exploited.
How To Install iPadOS 16.3.1 On iPad
- Open Settings on iPad
- Click on General
- Tap on Security update
- Refresh the page to see if your iPad has got iPadOS 16.3.1 version
- Install iPadOS 16.3.1 and restart the iPad
Apple has acknowledged the people who have alerted the company about the security risks and also given a mention to Google’s Project Zero team that continues to tackle rampant cybersecurity issues across platforms.
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