News: Apple Releases iOS 14.4.1 for iPhone, Includes New Security Fixes

Apple Releases iOS 14.4.1 for iPhone, Includes New Security Fixes

Apple just released iOS 14.4.1 for iPhone today, Monday, Mar. 8. The event marks 41 days since Apple released a public update for iPhones, with iOS 14.4 back on Jan. 26.

Apple released this update at 10 a.m. PDT, the company's standard release time for iOS updates. According to the security notes, iOS 14.4.1 adds new security fixes to iPhones. That means all compatible iPhones should update as soon as possible to patch those issues.

About the security content of iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1

  • This document describes the security content of iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1.

About Apple security updates

  • For our customers' protection, Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available. Recent releases are listed on the Apple security updates page.
  • Apple security documents reference vulnerabilities by CVE-ID when possible.
  • For more information about security, see the Apple Product Security page.

iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1

  • Released March 8, 2021


  • Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
  • Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
  • Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.
  • CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research

Apple also released iPadOS 14.4.1, watchOS 7.3.2, and macOS 11.2.3.

To download this latest update, open the Settings app on your compatible iPhone, then head to General -> Software Updates. Allow the page to load, then follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the software.

Just updated your iPhone? You'll find new features for Podcasts, News, Books, and TV, as well as important security improvements and fresh wallpapers. Find out what's new and changed on your iPhone with the iOS 17.5 update.

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