If you own an Apple device, and there's a good chance you've got at least one in your home, the company issued a slew of security patches. These 18-plus fixes are for its mobile devices and computers.
If you're using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, Apple has issued updates to its operating systems. The update for Mac is OS X version 10.11.3. That patch fixes problems such as your Mac not waking up from sleep mode, and a vulnerability that could allow hackers to execute code on your computer.
For mobile devices, the update is iOS 9.2.1. Among other fixes, this patch fixes a vulnerability that could've let hackers install malware.
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.