Apple Releases iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 With Security Updates and Bug Fixes

Apple today released iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1, two minor updates to the iOS and iPadOS operating systems released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.3.1 come two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 15.3.

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The iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 fix an issue that could cause Braille displays to stop responding. The updates also provide important security fixes for the iPhone and the iPad. Apple's accompanying security support document explains that software addresses a WebKit bug that could allow maliciously crafted web content to lead to arbitrary code execution.

Apple says that it is aware of a report that the vulnerability may have been actively exploited, so it is important for ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ users to update to the new iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 as soon as possible.

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Top Rated Comments

Westside guy Avatar
11 months ago

We need less frequent but more substantial updates.
Wait... you seriously want Apple to hold off making security updates? Because part of this update included security fixes.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
11 months ago
Nice! Can't go wrong with security updates. They are always welcomed.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChronicLynx Avatar
11 months ago

I’m saying their constant updates bring the need for constant security fixes. Even the most dire hard Apple fanboy knows they launch crap half baked. It’s a vicious circle. I want to see major iOS releases every two years, I’d be ok with every 3 years. It would help drive iPhone sales as well.
Software is incredibly complex. Even if they took 5 years between updates I’d wager there would still be security vulnerabilities discovered.

For example, DDR3 RAM launched in 2007, about 4 years after DDR2. In 2014 the row hammer vulnerability was discovered in DDR3. It took about 7 years to find the flaw, and the row hammer flaw still affects some DDR4 modules despite now taking it into consideration. That being said, it’s safe to say no amount of years between updates will guarantee the lack of security vulnerabilities.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NoSoup4U Avatar
11 months ago
Always weighing the urge to update immediately, or waiting until I'm confident that it won't brick anything.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
11 months ago

Feels like we have to update these things every other week…

We need less frequent but more substantial updates.
We should be applauding Apple for providing a timely security fix before it can be exploited.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
11 months ago

I’m saying their constant updates bring the need for constant security fixes. Even the most dire hard Apple fanboy knows they launch crap half baked. It’s a vicious circle.
Bug fixes related to "half baked" software releases typically aren't security updates. We'd likely still need the same number of security fixes.

I'd like to see more stable software releases - I agree with that part of your sentiment.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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