Warning for iPhone users to update software today or risk hackers stealing data

It might be time to update your iPhone if you haven't already—keeping on top of Apple's security changes could protect your photos, card details and Internet history from cyber criminals.

The company recently released a new security update to fix 35 flaws putting users at risk.

What's more, Apple is soon set to release iOS 16 next month, which will do even more to protect you from the latest cyber threats.

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Being targeted by a hacker, ransomware, or malware could lead to some serious consequences as criminals could copy your private data and sell it on via the dark web.

Apple has explained why it is so important for iPhone users to keep up-to-date on security. 

On its website, it recommends people use Face ID and Touch ID as well as adjust the data sharing settings for apps on the iPhone.

The company says: "iPhone is designed to protect your data and your privacy. Built-in security features help prevent anyone but you from accessing the data on your iPhone and in iCloud.

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"Built-in privacy features minimize how much of your information is available to anyone but you, and you can adjust what information is shared and where you share it."

The latest iOS 15.6 update creates protections for a number of exploits which could give hackers access to anything from your iCloud photos to your device storage.

To download it, go to the Settings App then tap General > Software Update. Make sure your device is plugged in while you download and install it. 

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