You definitely shouldn’t sit out the new iPhone software update because, in addition to having some cool new features for the iPhone 7 Plus, it could protect you from hackers, according to Select All.
When you go to update your phone’s software, there’s typically a list of the new features included and bugs fixed in the new version. A security researcher took the time to read through the fine print and noticed one super-scary one that’s worth updating for:
Translation: Just looking at a dangerous JPEG photo could make your phone susceptible to hackers unless you update – yikes! You should never ignore a software update, whether it’s on your computer, smartphone, or smart coffee maker, because it’s basically the company telling you, “Hey, a bunch of hackers have figured out a way to get into your device unless you update your device.”
If you haven’t received a notification to update, just go to Settings > General > Software Update. It’ll tell you if you’re software is up to date or if you need to download and install the latest version.