On Thursday, Apple released another (and likely the last) update to iOS 9 that fixes a few serious security exploits. According to the New York Times, the exploits where found by NSO Group and it exposes contacts, calls, texts, and emails without first unlocking the device. The update is available for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models that are running iOS 9. This update is likely the last of its kind for iOS 9 since Apple is planning to release their next-generation software, iOS 10, next month. This update brings a great refresh with updates in Messages, Notification Center, Photos, and more.
The iOS 9.3.5 update is highly recommended and can be installed over-the-air or through iTunes. Here’s how to update your phone.
Note: only devices already running iOS 9 can update to iOS 9.3.5.
- Open the Settings app
- Go to General
- Go to Software Update
- Tap Download and Install
Your device must be connected to Wi-Fi and have at least 50% battery power/be plugged in.
- Plug in your device to your PC or Mac
- Open iTunes
- Click on your device
- Open Summary tab
- Click Check for Update
iTunes will now download the update and install on your device.
This update is relatively small therefore it should only take a few minutes to download and install. It is recommended for all users to update their devices.