A unique new security feature from Apple was introduced this week, allowing you to receive speedy security upgrades for your most critical devices without having to update the OS itself.
According to WWDC 22 announcements this week, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura all include a new feature dubbed Rapid Security Response. Apple’s statement
Rapid Security Response, a mechanism that works in between regular updates to keep the Mac’s security up to date without the need for a reboot, has been added to macOS security.
As was mentioned, the function is able to issue critical software updates to your device without the need for either a software update or even a reboot, and the feature is also coming to Apple’s most advanced iPhones and iPads through their respective new operating systems:
The security of your iPad has just gotten a whole lot better, thanks to regular software upgrades that automatically keep your device up-to-date and secure.
Customers of these devices will be thrilled to hear the news, as it means they won’t have to worry about upgrading their software or restarting their devices in order to remain on top of any security issues on these platforms. It means that even if a user hasn’t updated to the latest version of iOS or macOS, they will still be protected. The ‘Install System and Data’ file setting can be found on iOS and can be toggled on or off to enable the function. Overall, this is a substantial shift in keeping customers up to date on the latest security concerns across Apple’s major platforms.