iOS 16.1.1: Prepare Your Apple devices iPhone, iPad, And Mac For Update

Charge your iPhones, iPads, and Macs because today Apple has released updates iOS 16.1.1 for iOS/ iPadOS and 13.0.1 for macOS.

While the house of Cupertino is carrying out the beta program of its operating systems to introduce new features, updates today concern important security fixes and bugs, so install them as soon as you can.

iOS and iPadOS 16.1.1

iOS 16.1.1
iOS 16.1.1

After the release of iOS 16.1 which introduced some interesting, however minor, novelty, Apple is now focusing on a security patch. The new iOS 16.1.1, according to the release notes, contains

While not going into detail, we know the last iOS 16.1 had caused some problems for the developers, as it included a major update of SKAdNetwork. The SKAdNetwork 4 API aims to enable advertisers to better measure the success of their campaigns attributing single app installs to specific campaigns, supporting multiple formats while maintaining user privacy (and we know how Apple is introducing innovations in the field of advertising in iOS).

A problem that concerned SKAdNetwork and Wi-Fi connectivity. We know Apple was working to solve it, so nothing easier than it is between the fixes of iOS 16.1.1.

As regards the safety notes the update includes two important fixes:

  • libxml2
    • Available for: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later.
    • Impact: a remote user may be able to cause the app to close unexpectedly or arbitrary code to execute
    • Description: Fixed integer overflow through improved input validation.
    • CVE-2022-40303: Maddie Stone of Google Project Zero
  • libxml2
    • Available for: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later
    • Impact: a remote user may be able to cause the app to close unexpectedly or arbitrary code to execute
    • Description: This issue has been addressed with improved controls.
    • CVE-2022-40304: Ned Williamson and Nathan Wachholz of Google Project Zero

To install the new update, several builds 20B101:

  1. Open the app Settings of your iPhone
  2. Click on General
  3. Touch Software update
  4. touch Download and install

After today’s release, Apple’s next software update for iPhone users will be iOS 16.2 scheduled for mid-December and which is expected to bring the new Freeform app, a revamped Home app, and more.

macOS 13.0.1

MacOS Ventura is also updated, and it’s the first update since his arrival. The update fixes some bugs and includes the same security patch for iOS 16.1.1:

  • ibxml2
    • Available for: macOS Ventura
    • Impact: a remote user may be able to cause the app to close unexpectedly or arbitrary code to execute
    • Description: Fixed integer overflow through improved input validation.
    • CVE-2022-40303: Maddie Stone of Google Project Zero
  • libxml2
    • Available for: macOS Ventura
    • Impact: a remote user may be able to cause the app to close unexpectedly or arbitrary code to execute
    • Description: This issue was addressed with improved controls.
    • CVE-2022-40304: Ned Williamson and Nathan Wachholz of Google Project Zero

The update is in progress distribution and although at the moment on our computers we have not yet been able to see him, to check you can do as follows:

  1. Click on the Apple menu at the top left of the screen
  2. Select System settings
  3. Click on General
  4. Select Software update
  5. If it is available, click Download and install

Also, macOS Apple is working on a new beta, macOS 13.1 which contains several new features and is expected to be released later this year for all users.

Also, read about iOS 16 Allows You To Easily Fix Duplicate Contacts

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Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.

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