The iOS 9.3.3 update isn’t sexy, but it could save your ass

The iOS 9.3.3 update isn’t sexy, but it could save your ass

Nearly five months of beta and two months of public testing later, iOS 9.3.3 is finally here. Don’t applaud just yet, as it’s probably the least sexy of all the iOS 9 updates to date. That said, an update full of bug fixes is still a priority download, so don’t wait — get it.

Unlike the user-reported issues in iOS 9.3.2 — such as the dreaded ‘Error 56’ leading to a bricked iPad — this update seems to be rather stable, so far. While not offering any real feature updates, it does patch some significant security holes, such as the Calendar flaw that allowed hackers to force-restart devices, CoreGraphics issue that saw bad actors running executable files remotely and a handful of other security updates to Safari and Siri.

In addition, we’ll also see a few privacy improvements, including a big one that keeps Safari’s Private Browsing, well… private, as well as the usual “performance improvements” typical to iterative iOS updates.

About the security content of iOS 9.3.3 on Apple

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