iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 Fix Over 30 Security Vulnerabilities

The iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates that Apple released today include fixes for more than 30 vulnerabilities, which is why it's a good idea to update as soon as possible if you have not done so already.

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Apple addressed issues with everything from the Graphics Driver to WebKit to the kernel, along with vulnerabilities in Safari, Weather, Photos and more. None of these issues were known to have been actively exploited in the wild, but updating is still important now that they're publicly highlighted.

Apple has provided many of the same fixes in the iOS 15.7.2 and iPadOS 15.7.2 updates available to those who are not able to install iOS 16.2, and there are also fixes in tvOS 16.2, watchOS 9.2, and iCloud for Windows 14.1.

On the Mac, macOS Ventura 13.1 has the same fixes, plus a WebKit vulnerability that may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS released before iOS 15.1, which Apple fixed in iOS 16.1.2.

Those who cannot update to Ventura can install macOS Monterey 12.6.2 or macOS Big Sur 11.7.2 to get protection against some of the vulnerabilities.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

Macintosh Quadra 840av Avatar
10 months ago

How is anyone supposed to feel comfortable conducting any kind of secure transaction on their phone?
You believe your desktop computer is more secure?

For comparison, Microsoft generally patches an average of 50-200 security flaws with each monthly update to Windows.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
10 months ago
Very nice! Very happy my iPhone is well secured. ?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaPizzaMan Avatar
10 months ago

So this means that anyone with an iPhone that is not able to update to iOS 16 is exposed to all these vulnerabilities?

Crazy to think you gotta pay to play safely now.
It literally says this in the article:

Apple has provided many of the same fixes in the iOS 15.7.2 and iPadOS 15.7.2 updates available to those who are not able to install iOS 16.2, and there are also fixes in tvOS 16.2, watchOS 9.2, and iCloud for Windows 14.1.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
10 months ago

Looking for opinion of the folks who ran the beta - good to use on your daily driver?
I can attest that iPadOS 16.2RC has been running very well. Not seeing excessive battery usage at all. This release is the same build. Safari 16.2 when looking at the deals URL ('') is working as it should with many images that in the past failed to display when scrolling.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Biro Avatar
10 months ago
I wonder how many security vulnerabilities being fixed in 16.2 were created in 16. All but one Apple device in my household is still on 15.7.1. I’ll update them to 15.7.2, thank you very much.

The only exception is my wife’s new iPad Air, which forced me to accept 16.1.2 during set up. Neither of us cares about any of the new “features” in 16.2. and prefer to avoid the bugs that 16 brings.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Apple needs to provide the option of using an “iOS Light” on iPhone and iPad for those whose devices are tools and not toys.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
10 months ago

So with all these zero day vulnerabilities, how exactly will sideloading and alternative app stores make iOS less secure?
Because the vulnerabilities will be part of the sideloaded app; enabled by the users themselves.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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