As part of today’s announcements at WWDC 2022, Apple briefly mentioned a new addition to its security tools that will apply to iPhone, iPad, and Mac platforms called Rapid Security Response. He didn’t go into great detail about what Rapid Security Response is, but Apple promises to have important security updates that get to your devices even faster. Currently, iOS and macOS users receive their security updates with full system fixes, usually with version numbers .1 or .0.1, which may take some time for users to download and install .
Now, Apple says its Rapid Security Response updates include important security enhancements that “may be applied automatically between standard software updates.” MacRumors reports that for users who have installed the iOS 16 developer beta, there is a new toggle under the Automatic Updates section of Settings for “Install system and data files” to apply the new security configuration and updates. system data files. It says “some updates may not take effect until you restart your iPhone,” suggesting that some won’t require a restart.
This is the case on macOS Ventura, where Apple’s breakdown of new features coming in 13.0 includes Rapid Security Response, but on this platform “It’s not a standard software update. These improvements can be applied automatically between normal updates, without rebooting.” The edge contacted Apple for more information on the new updates, and with beta testers already running the new software, we should hear more about how they work soon.