The Apple security support page provides just a little more detail, explaining that the updates fix a security glitch in Webkit.
The new update by Apple comes just three weeks after the release of iOS/iPadOS 14.4.1 and more than a month after the iOS/iPadOS 14.4 updates.
Here’s how to download Apple’s latest updates:
The iOS and iPadOS 14.4.2 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings application of Apple’s devices. To access the new software, users can go to Settings > General > Software Update.
It is also to be noted that all four software updates (iOS 14.4.2, iPadOs 14.4.2, iOS 12.5.2, and watchOS 7.3.3) should already be available to all users of supported devices right now.
List of devices compatible for latest updates:
iPhone 6s and later
iPad Pro (all models)
iPad Air 2 and later
iPad 5th generation and later
iPad mini 4 and later
iPod touch (7th generation)
In a recent report, the Cupertino-based tech giant revealed that the iOS 14 installation has increased to 86 per cent of iPhones introduced in the last four years.
“In total, 80 per cent of all devices use iOS 14, with 12 per cent still using iOS 13 and the remaining 8 per cent still running iOS 12 or earlier. For the iPad, 70 per cent of all devices use iPadOS 14,” informs the data published on Apple’s Developer webpage.
The company also stated that nearly 12 per cent of all active iPhones are still running iOS 13, and 2 per cent are running even older iOS versions (as of February 24). Also, around 14 per cent of all active iPads are still running iPadOS 13, while 16 per cent remain on an even older software version.