Update your iPhone now – huge iOS 14.6 fixes loads of dangerous security holes

APPLE’s latest iOS update is ready to download and it fixes 43 security issues.

If you have an iPhone, you’re advised to update now to secure your device from the vulnerabilities.

The update is part of iOS 14.6Credit: Getty

The new update is called iOS 14.6 and also comes with some new features.

To get it, head to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone.

This will show you any available software updates, including iOS 14.6.

None of the security issues patched by iOS 14.6 are thought to have been exploited by hackers but it’s better to update sooner rather than later so they don’t have a chance.

Apple Card Family is a new feature coming with the update

Apple Card Family is a new feature coming with the updateCredit: EPA

Apple doesn’t give much information about security issues until the majority of people have had the time to update their phones.

It seems some of the problems surround the security of Apple’s Safari browser.

In more positive news, the iOS update includes an Apple Podcasts Subscriptions feature.

The premium podcast subscription service will give exclusive access and an ad free listening experience to users who sign up.

The update also brings along Apple Card Family to your iPhone.

This feature will allow two people to share an Apple Card across their phones.

Parents can also allow their children access to their Apple Card with a spending limit.

You need an iPhone 6S or newer to download iOS 14.6.

iPhone tricks to try today

Here are some of the best…

  • Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
  • Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
  • Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
  • Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
  • Check if you’re due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you’re down to 80% capacity. If you’re below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
  • Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
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In other news, you can now password-protect your Google Search history so prying eyes don’t see it.

Microsoft Teams just got some new features that could help it rival WhatsApp.

And, Facebook is facing backlash in the US over plans to create a version of Instagram for children under 13.

Have you updated your iPhone yet? Let us know in the comments…

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