Another week, another iOS update from Apple. This release doesn’t add any new features, but rather plugs a critical security flaw that may have already been exploited in the wild.
iOS 17.1.2, iPadOS 17.1.2, and macOS 14.1.2 are all available now to rectify the issue.
Although Apple is purposely vague with its security patches to avoid tipping off bad actors to specific exploits, its patch notes suggest this latest issue is a vulnerability affecting WebKit, which is a pretty big deal.
This kind of issue can be exploited by hackers, so although it’s unlikely that you’ll personally be targeted, updating quickly to fix these security holes is a smart move.
Note that even with Automatic Updates switched on in Settings, it’s often faster to manually trigger the update process. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for the latest version of iOS.