Using Apple devices comes with the added benefit of not having to deal with viruses, scam apps, and security issues. However, they do sometimes take security a bit too far as seen in the case of iPhones getting locked permanently after entering the incorrect password for a certain number of times. While Android does not take this security as seriously as Apple, it does provide better means to keep your data with you and prevent accidental deletion which Apple does not.
Even so, with the launch of the recent web browser updates in almost all Apple products, came two security holes which can provide a backdoor in your device and risk all your information. On the other hand, Apple did also add a new privacy feature that protects your data from apps like Facebook that like tracking your data and using it for advertising. This feature is especially useful in Australia where the EULA cannot protect your data privacy for you, and it’s up you to do it yourself.
Fortunately, even if you did update to the buggy version of your Apple device, they did launch a recent update that is meant to fix the recent security errors by patching them. If you haven’t updated yet, you should as your data security will be greatly improved with the security patches. The recent updates are numbered 11.3.1 for macOS and 14.5.1 for iOS and 14.5.1 for iPadOS. These recent updates will patch any security issues that you may have been facing and will ensure that malicious web content will not be able to execute arbitrary code that can threaten the security of your data.
Here’s how you can update your device to the recent version:
For Your Mac
You will need to go on the Apple image on the upper left corner of a screen and click on it. This will open a window where you should click on About this Mac. This will open another popup box which should then read the version of your OS. If it doesn’t show 11.3.1, you must immediately go to your app drawer and open the software updater from there. This will help you get the best of your Mac without loosing any data on it.
For Your iPhone and iPad
Go to the settings app on your device and tap on General. This should open a screen where you need to click on About. This will give you information about your device, and its software. If the software version reads 14.5.1, you are good to go, else you should go back in settings and click on update to update your device to the latest version of its OS.
If you are worried about any data loss before updating, it is a good idea to make a backup of your data. If you end up updating your phone and it shuts down in between, this can compromise your data, so it is important to make sure you only update when your device is fully charged. If you do end up encountering data loss related problems while updating your MacBook, feel free to contact Recovery Squad for the best MacBook Data Recovery in Melbourne.
The latest releases of the software are a bit rushed and Apple is likely to launch more back-to-back updates until everything is fixed. You can continue using your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and MacBook without any worry as we are here to help you sort any problems if you encounter them – without compromising your data’s privacy in any way. Our hard drive recovery service is the fastest in Melbourne and we ensure to get all the important and recoverable data out of your failing device.
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