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iOS 12.5.4 available for older iPhones and iPads: Security Update

From time to time, Apple still releases updates for older iPhones and iPads. It’s about the new versions of iOS 12.5, which is the latest update for some models from 2013 and 2014. It’s usually about important bug fixes or security improvements. In the latest update now released, iOS 12.5.4 with build number 16H50, Apple has improved security again.

iOS 12.5.4 Available

In the release notes, Apple is clear: iOS 12.5.4 only includes improved security. You should not expect new functionality for such old models. Description of the update is as follows:

This update contains important security updates and is recommended for all users.

For more information about the security aspects of Apple software updates, see the following website:
https://support.apple.com/nl-nl/HT201222

The update fixes a total of three security vulnerabilities, including two with WebKit (the engine behind Safari and other iOS browsers). Apple is aware of my WebKit issue that these vulnerabilities have already been exploited. It’s also clear that only older models have an update, so newer iOS 14 devices have not received a new update.

Here are the devices that can be updated to iOS 12.5.4:

Download iOS 12.5.4
To download iOS 12.5.4, follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Wait for the update to appear.
  2. tap on Download and install.
  3. Wait until your device restarts and the installation is complete.

You can also perform the update through iTunes or Finder. To do this, connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC with a cable and open iTunes or Finder in macOS Catalina and later. Click on your connected device and select I’m looking for an update. The update will then be downloaded and installed on your device.

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