One of the new features in iOS 16 is Rapid Security Response, which allows Apple to push important security fixes to users without requiring a full iOS update. For users running iOS 16.2 beta, Apple released one of these updates today that brings unspecified bug fixes affecting the software.


iOS Security Response 16.2(a) arrives via the standard software update mechanism in the Settings app, but it’s a relatively quick update that only requires a few minutes to download and prepare the update, followed by a quick reboot and installation process.

After installing the update, the system will announce the updated version of iOS 16.2 (a) and tap on the version under About in Settings to see information about your installed iOS version and the Rapid Security Response update, with the option to remove the security update if necessary.

Update: According to Apple documentation shared by AppleosophyThe Rapid Security Response update released today is “for testing purposes only and does not contain security content.”

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