Today Apple announced an important update to their iOS software that is found on iPhone and iPad devices. This update is in response to a hacking incident whereby an attacker could remotely turn on your microphone and record your conversations without your knowledge. This is an extremely important update for obvious reasons, and I urge you all to take a moment and update your iOS devices.
Updating your iOS Devices
Updating your iPhone and iPad (aka iOS devices) to the most recent software version is not a hard process to do. To do this, follow these steps:
- Before updating your phone, it’s a good idea to back it up first either to iCloud or to your computer if you are old school like me. This is a minor update, but it’s a good habit to be in to backup before updating.
- On your device, go to Settings.
- Next, tap on the General section.
- After that, tap on Software Updates.
- The system will automatically check for updates, and tell you if there is an update available.
- If there is no update available, the device will tell you, and also show you what version you are running. If you are running 9.3.5, then you’re all set!
- Note: Older iPhone models, such as the iPhone 4, can not run this version so will not show an update available to take it to 9.3.5, although there may be other updates available for the phone that are not installed yet.
- If you see an update available, click on the link to install the update, and click agree when prompted. If your device prompts you for not having enough battery available, connect it to a power source or your computer to complete the process.
If you are having difficulty with this, reach out to me — we are here to help! I can be reached by phone at 919-606-6725, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can make an appointment online.