We are currently testing the third beta of iOS 16.2. Alongside this operating system, Apple is testing a new system security updates which, although it can easily go unnoticed, is of great importance. Yesterday Apple released iOS Security Response 16.2 (a), an update that we need to talk about a little calmly.
Go ahead, although we can install this update if we are in the third beta version of iOS 16.2, it’s just a test. An update that without containing security enhancementsallows Apple to test this system for when it will be needed in the future.
Safety as soon as possible
How are security updates different from regular updates? In three essential aspects. The first of these is directly related to the Delta updates that we were talking about a few days ago. In summary, a Delta update is an update that, having very clearly the interrelationships of the different parts that make up the operating system, replaces only parts that need to be replaced
It’s something similar to replacing one piece of a puzzle with a slightly different piece, keeping the whole picture consistent and everything working. Thanks to this precision in the Delta updates, these they weigh very little to download and are very quick to install. This is where the second key aspect comes in: the speed of installation.
As we can check if we have received this update, the the installation time is directly non-existent. The moment we press the button To restart the iPhone reboots like any normal reboot, we don’t see the apple apple with a bar below it, it powers off and back on in less than a minute. This is a key aspect to take into account, since often in the middle of a busy day we wait to install updates when it suits us best so as not to interrupt the use of our devices, what we can’t afford when talking about security.
Accuracy, speed of installation and rapid notification: the three key aspects of maintaining security.
The third key aspect is the how quickly our devices receive the update notice. Although many of us find out when new updates arrive on sites like Applesfera, many users do so when their iPhone notifies them. Several days may pass between the arrival of the update and the notification from the iPhone. This is on purpose, as Apple adapts the deployment of updates to avoid bugs.
In the case of the Security Response updates that arrive with iOS 16.2, the time until our iPhone notifies us of them is much shorter. so that we can install update quickly and ensure the security of our devices.
With everything we have exposed, we are faced with a system that, almost as soon as Apple releases the update, notifies us on our iPhone. It does this once downloaded, very quickly thanks to its minimal weight, and installs in less than a minute. So, if in the future we see a security update notice, The best thing is that we update as soon as possible. With just one restart, we will have our iPhone with the best security as soon as it is available. It is, neither more nor less, the small big change of security updates.