Apple Seeds iOS 17.4.1: Bug Fixes and Security Updates for iPhones

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Apple released iOS 17.4.1 on Thursday, March 21st, 2024, just two weeks after the launch of iOS 17.4. While the prior update brought new features like Stolen Device Protection and podcast transcripts, iOS 17.4.1 focuses on under-the-hood improvements.

Addressing Issues Quickly

This swift update suggests Apple identified bugs or security vulnerabilities in iOS 17.4. Their update notes are brief, simply stating the update offers “important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.”

While specifics are lacking, users reported battery drain and occasional crashes with iOS 17.4. It’s likely iOS 17.4.1 addresses these issues, along with potential security risks.

Who Can Update?

iOS 17.4.1 is available for all iPhone models capable of running iOS 17, which includes the iPhone XR/XS and later models.

Updating Your iPhone

To update your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Backup your device (recommended).
  2. Connect to Wi-Fi.
  3. Open the Settings app.
  4. Tap “General” and then “Software Update.”
  5. Tap “Download and Install” or “Install Now” depending on the option available.
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