iOS 14.4: iPhones get major security patches, camera fixes and more


  • Apple
  • Saturday, 06 Feb 2021

Hackers have reportedly been exploiting security vulnerabilities in iOS 14.3. Apple has now released patches. — dpa

Apple has again discovered some major security flaws in its iOS operating system for iPhones and iPads and has now patched them in a new release, which also happens to bring some welcome camera improvements.

Three vulnerabilities in iOS 14.3 “may have been actively exploited” and two of them allowed hackers to execute malicious code on iPhones and iPads.

The third vulnerability allowed attackers to remotely obtain privileges and ultimately take control of the device.

These flaws, which follow major security holes previously found in 14.1, are now patched in iOS and iPadOS 14.4.

The update also adds improvements to the camera’s HDR mode and the performance when scanning QR codes. If you’ve ever had problems with delayed keystrokes or missing word suggestions, these problems will now also be fixed in iOS 14.4.

In future, the iPhone 12 will complain if your repair shop has installed a camera module that was not made by Apple - as is already the case with new screens and batteries. However, you’ll still be able to use it.

Being only a minor update from 14.3 to 14.3, the latest iOS release won’t massively impact how you use your Apple device. However given the security flaws of 14.3, you’re advised to update as soon as you can, if you haven’t already.

You’ll generally receive an automatic message that the update is available. Then all you have to do is tap on “Install now”.

If you don’t want to wait for the automatic notification, just connect the charger, turn on wi-fi if it’s not already and then go to Settings, then General and tap Software Update. Then tap the option to Download and Install. – dpa

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