The latest software update for iPhone and iPad brings many security fixes

It’s a big day for Apple devices, with software updates going public for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac. Wow. It’s worth taking the time to update any of those devices you own, but let’s focus just on iOS for now.

iOS 10.3.2 has been in beta testing for around six weeks, and it looks as though quite a few bugs were discovered in that period. Apple’s release notes for the latest version mention bug fixes and security updates, and not much else.

Unfortunately there are no exciting new features available to those who update – at this time of year, any new features will likely be saved up for inclusion in iOS 11 – but it’s still important to get the new software as soon as possible. If you want to keep your device secure, the best way is to stay up to date with Apple’s security fixes.

Luckily, updating is free and easy – even if you’re not an iOS pro. Simply open the Settings app and go to GeneralSoftware Update. Follow the instructions to install iOS 10.3.2 on your device.

Oh, and it’s probably worth backing up your device before updating. Just in case something goes wrong. To create a backup using iCloud, open Settings, then scroll down and press iCloud. Select Backup and ensure iCloud Backup is toggled on. Tap Back Up Now to save a current backup to iCloud. It may take a short while.