Apple has released iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 updates for iPhone and iPad users. As per the update, it fixes the battery drain issue, which users have complained about after updating to iOS 15.4. He has also acknowledged this issue in his update log, which states that the battery drain has been fixed with 15.4.1.
Also includes a fix for braille devices becoming unresponsive while navigating text or presentation. Apple is also fixing an issue where hearing aids made for the iPhone lose connectivity within some third-party apps.
This is also a significant security update for users who fix a vulnerability that Apple says may have been actively exploited in the truest sense of the word, as hackers have used this against some devices.
According to Apple, the vulnerability number CVE-2022-22675 affects iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation). The flaw allows any application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges, which can lead to a security issue. Credit for discovering the problem goes to an anonymous researcher. By accessing kernel privileges, the code can perform any task in the CPU, giving any attacker ample ammunition.
Apple has also released macOS Monterey 12.3.1, which also includes a security fix for the same issue on Macs on M1 series and Intel processors.
For those who missed it, Apple’s previous iOS 15.4 brought the ability to unlock Face ID while wearing a mask on iPhone 12 and later. This update also added some new emojis and a new voice option for Siri as well.