Apple issued an important security update for iPhone and iPad devices yesterday, Thursday, with the aim of correcting newly discovered security vulnerabilities in the operating system of these devices.
The problem was discovered by researchers at Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, who said the flaw was “aggressively exploited” by Pegasus, a commercial spyware developed and sold by the Israeli company NSO Group.
Citizen Lab recommended that all users should update their devices “immediately”.
To install the update, open Settings on your iPhone, then select “General” followed by “Software Update.” You should see iOS Software Update 16.6.1 there, then click to start the installation.
If you don’t see the update, go back to the General page and tap About to check your iOS version number. If it’s 16.6.1, you already have the update installed. If your phone is still running version 16.6 or earlier, repeat the above steps.
If you still don’t see the update, try restarting your phone. If the update does not appear, double check your Internet connection and wait a while before trying again.