The old saying goes, "Macs can't get a virus." Unfortunately, that's just an old wives' tale.
This week, Apple released a ton of security patches for just about every Apple device - iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, the Apple Watch and iTunes running on OS X and iOS 9.1.
If you haven't downloaded them already, do it now to avoid putting your gadgets and computers at risk. But how do you get these important updates?
In order to update your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings>>General>>Software Update.
To update your Apple Watch, you will need to connect it to your iPhone. The Watch cannot update its own software like other Apple gadgets.
When the Watch is connected, open the Apple Watch app on your phone. In the My Watch section, select General and Software Update to access available updates for your Watch. You'll have to read and accept the update's Terms & Conditions before installing it on your Watch.
To update your Mac, use the Updates pane of the Mac App Store to check for the latest Apple software updates. Other software updates available for your computer might appear, which you should install. Some updates might need to be installed before other updates appear.
Also, some other notes:
- Don't interrupt the installation process once you've started to update your system.
- You might experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modiﬁcations installed, or if you've modiﬁed the operating system through other means.