iOS 11.2.2 now available with security fixes for Spectre vulnerability

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iOS users, the time to update is here again.

Apple today released iOS 11.2.2 to the iPhone and iPad. This is a small, security-focused update, and Apple explains that it includes “security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre.”

Spectre is one of two major CPU flaws (the other being Meltdown) that affect devices with processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM. Apple recently said that it included mitigations to protect against Meltdown in iOS 11.2.

iOS 11.2.2 is available to the iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and the iPod touch 6th generation. Spectre is a serious security vulnerability, so if you’ve got a device that’s compatible with iOS 11.2.2, you should grab this update as soon as you can to help keep your personal data safe. You can get the update by going into Settings > General > Software Update.

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  • Dave Lopes

    Did anyone confirm yet if this update will cause your phone to go slower? Any other bugs? The fix for this was expected to slow intel machines down – not sure about iPhones.

    • Not seeing any slow downs here, what might help is not having to many apps open at one time, controlling how many apps run in the background, same with notifications.

    • Ty Christensen

      My wife did the update last night on her 8 Plus and my daughter on her 8 and no issues so far.

    • BigDaddy

      Have a 7plus. Just checked my cpu. Still clocking at 2.34