Apple has today released iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad, a security update recommended for all iOS users.
The iOS 11.2.2 includes further fixes for the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities that came to light last week. Meltdown and Spectre are serious hardware-based vulnerabilities that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU, allowing hackers to gain access to sensitive information.
How to download iOS 11.2.2:
Don’t panic if you can’t see iOS 11.2.2 showing on your compatible iPhone or iPad, due to the high volumes of users trying to download the software, things might be a little slower than usual. If you’re near your computer, you can simply connect your device to iTunes and download via the iTunes desktop app however, if you’re going wire-free, simply follow the instructions below…
- Open Settings and click General.
- Tap “Software Update” and wait for iOS 11.2.2 to show.
- Once iOS 11.2.2 is shown as an available update, tap “Download and Install” and follow the on-screen instructions.