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iOS 10.2.1 strengthens iPhone & iPad security
23rd January 2017 Mobile, Matthew Cox
iOS 10.2.1 is now available, bringing security updates & bug fixes to devices beyond the iPhone 5 and 4th generation iPad.
Apple has released an update to its iOS 10 operating system – iOS 10.2.1 – that includes a number of security fixes and patches for mobile and tablet users, some of which reportedly could have been used by hackers to gain control of your device.
As well as the release to iPhones and iPads, Apple has also launched updates for the latest Mac platform – OS Sierra – as well as iTunes, Safari, iCloud for Windows, watchOS (for the Apple Watch) and tvOS (for Apple TV).
Updating to iOS 10.2.1
Before updating to the latest version of iOS, we recommend you do a full backup of your device to iCloud.
This can be done by going to Settings, iCloud, Backup and selecting ‘Back Up Now’.
Once the backup is complete, you can go to Settings, General, Software Update. Your device will then check for updates and give you the option to ‘Download and Install’ iOS 10.2.1.
Your device will need to restart as part of the update, so please ensure you’re in a position to do that before you start.
Find out more about the security content of iOS 10.2.1 on Apple’s website (external link).