iOS 17.4.1 is rolling out to eligible iPhone models, bringing several bug fixes and security updates, according to Apple. The minor update comes shortly after the iPhone maker released iOS 17.4 — the update that brought support for third-party app stores in the European Union (EU), transcripts for Apple Podcasts and new emoji — on March 5. The company’s latest iOS software update was released alongside iPadOS 17.4.1, which also contains some of these important fixes.

Just like previous versions of iOS 17, the latest iOS 17.4.1 update is available for download on iPhone XS and later models, while the iPadOS 17.4.1 update can be installed on eligible iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Pro and iPad Air. Users of the iPhone 8 series, iPhone X, and some older iPad models can download and install iOS 16.7.7 and iPadOS 16.7.7.

of Apple notes to the edition states that the latest iOS 17.4.1 update delivers “important bug fixes and security updates” and says it’s recommended for all users. However, the company support page is not currently disclosing details of security vulnerabilities that have been fixed, and states that details will be provided in the future. The company also displays the same message about the iPadOS 17.4.1 update on its website.

Earlier this month, Apple released iOS 17.4 with several changes for EU users. To comply with the EU Digital Markets Act, the company now allows third-party app stores in the EU, while users in the region are given options to set third-party browsers as the default app on iOS. These changes are limited to iOS in the EU — iPadOS 17.4 was also released at the same time, without any of these features.

The update to iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 also brought support for new emojis — mushroom, phoenix, lime, broken chain, and bobbing heads. Users who have updated to the latest versions will be able to send these emojis and view them in different apps after updating to iOS 17.4 or iPadOS 17.4.

Appe also improved its anti-stolen device feature with the update to iOS 17.4, while also enabling transcription for Apple Podcasts. Siri’s ability to read messages in different languages ​​has also been expanded, while owners of the latest iPhone 15 series will be able to see the battery cycle count, date of manufacture and date of first use in the battery health sections of the Settings app.

To download and install the iOS 17.4.1 update on your iPhone, you can open the Settings app and tap General > Software update > Install now. The process is the same for iPadOS 17.4.1 and you need to make sure your devices are connected to a charger while installing these updates.

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