Apple Rolls Out iOS 16.1.1 for iPhone Users With Bug Fixes and Security Enhancements

iOS 16.1.1 now available

As expected, Apple releasedĀ iOS 16.1.1 to iPhone users on Wednesday. The software update contains bug fixes and security improvements.

Update Your iPhone to iOS 16.1.1 Now

If you’re running iOS 16.1, you should receive a notification about the software update. If you haven’t yet gotten the notification, simply go to SettingsĀ > GeneralĀ >Ā Software Update. The build number for the update is 20B101. In addition, Apple also rolled out iPad OS 16.1.1 for iPad users.

According to Apple’s Release Notes for iOS 16.1.1, the update contains bug fixes as well as performance improvements. Apple has not issued an official statement explaining the details of the fixes. In an earlier report, however, Apple confirmed the update would address the SKADNetwork issue encountered by developers as well as Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Hopefully, it also fix the known camera issue and battery drain. Earlier this week, there were speculations that iOS 16.1.1 would also enable Emergency SOS via satellite, but Apple later reported the feature would be live by the end of November.

Updating to iOS 16.1.1 Addresses Several Security Issues

As for the security fixes that iOS 16.1.1 brings. Apple lists the following:

libxml2

  • Available for: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later
  • Impact: A remote user may be able to cause unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution
  • Description: An integer overflow was addressed through improved input validation.
  • CVE-2022-40303: Maddie Stone of Google Project Zero

libxml2

  • Available for: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later
  • Impact: A remote user may be able to cause unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution
  • Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.
  • CVE-2022-40304: Ned Williamson and Nathan Wachholz of Google Project Zero

This could probably be one of the last iOS 16.1 updates for public users before Apple releasesĀ iOS 16.2. Apple just released the second beta of iOS 16.2 to both developers and public beta testers. It comes with several new features including Sleep and Medication widgets, the Freeform collaboration app and more. Apple is set to release iOS 16.2 to the public by mid-December.

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