As of January 27, 2022, Apple released an update to IOS 15 that plugs a major security hole. Update your iPad at home. TONIGHT. It is **that** critical.
Settings –> General –> Software Update
Note: If you don’t see an update pending, then check each night for the next week.
What does it fix? Attackers can steal your recent browser history, and even details about your logged accounts [such as Google].
The bug affects all browsers on the iPad – which would mean Chrome AND Firefox are vulnerable as well as Safari.
SHOULD I PANIC?
No. This is a reality of living in the 21st century. In the 1950’s we were told to lock our cars, in the 1960’s to lock our doors. Now we have to keep our devices updated.
I’D LIKE TO KNOW MORE.
Well, then CLICK HERE for an article about the issue, and HERE for Apple’s Release notes.
MY IPAD IS OUT OF ROOM AND I CANNOT UPDATE.
- Make more room on your ipad – see THIS ARTICLE for help.
- Come by the ARC. We *can get your ipad updated, but it will take several hours.
I HAVE QUESTIONS
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away.
Notes and Tips about updating your iPad:
You’ll see an indication that there is a System Update in the Settings App.
Go to Settings –> General–>Software Update.
If you are able to update, then do so – but PLUG IT IN FIRST. It will take anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours.
If you see a message about not having enough room, then you’ll have to clear out some data:
- Open the Photos App. Delete anything you don’t want. Be ruthless! THEN, click ALBUMS, open up the “Recently Deleted” album, Click SELECT [on the top right], then DELETE ALL [top left]
- Open up the Drive App. Click the menu icon – top left. Click “On Device“. For each file listed, click the Info button, find the slider “Keep on Device”, and turn it OFF.
- iMovie – delete projects.
- Garageband – delete songs.
- Toontastic – delete projects there.
- Swipe out of all active apps, and reboot the iPad. [Hold down the power button until the “Slide to Turn Off” gizmo pops up onscreen.]
- Delete email accounts in Settings –> Mail. [a bit drastic, this one. You shouldn’t lose any emails or attachments.]
After each step, switch back to the settings app to see if there is enough room. If you are still at a loss, see Mr. Rule or Mrs. Brown in the ARC for additional suggestions.
Once you’ve made room, then update.
You will see several screens – but not all of the ones listed below. What screens you see will change depending on which OS you started with, and which OS you ended with.