Apple releases iOS 17.2.1 Update to all eligible devices

Apple iOS 17.2.1 update

Apple iOS 17.2.1 Update Released

iOS 17.2.1 is a minor update to the iOS 17 operating system, released by Apple on December 19, 2023. The update follows iOS 17.2 and includes unspecified bug fixes. 

  1. iOS 17.2.1, iPadOS 17.2.1 for iPhone XS and later.
  2. Safari 17.2.1 for macOS Monterey and macOS Ventura
  3. iOS 16.7.4 and iPadOS 16.7.4 for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 5th generation, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation
  4. macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 for macOS Sonoma.

iOS 17.2.1 Update (Eligible Devices)

Apple released updates for iOS 17.2.1, iPadOS 17.2.1, and macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 on December 19, 2023. The updates focus on important security fixes for iPhones, iPads, and Macs. The quick release follows iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, and macOS Sonoma 14.2, which introduced new features like the "Diary" app. Apple didn't specify the security vulnerabilities addressed, but the updates are considered critical ahead of the upcoming iOS 17.3 release. 

How to Download?

The latest Apple iOS 17.2.1 update is about 267.5 MB in size and users can simply download and update this latest iOS 17.2.1 update on their eligible iPhones and iPads by simply navigating to Settings > General > Software Update

In addition to iOS 17.2.1, Apple has also released iOS 16.7.4 and iPadOS 16.7.4 for older iPhones and iPads including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 5th generation, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation. 

The update is recommended for all users, and Apple is already testing iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 for release in January.

iOS 17.3 is in public testing, featuring a "Stolen Device Protection" feature for added security in case of theft. Other recent updates include beta releases of iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, macOS 14.2, watchOS 10.2, and tvOS 17.2, introducing various improvements and new features.

The iOS 17.2 update addresses Wi-Fi bugs and reverts a change in watchOS, with Beta Software Program members expected to receive the new builds soon.

Beta versions may be unstable, so users are advised to back up critical data and test new features on less frequently used devices.

The macOS Sonoma 14.2 update focuses on Apple Music improvements and internal stability enhancements. The tvOS 17.2 update introduces a new interface with a sidebar for content aggregation from Apple and other services.

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