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 the iOS 16.2 beta, Apple released one of these updates today to provide unspecified bug fixes affecting the software.


iOS Security Response 16.2(a) comes via the standard software update mechanism in the Settings app, but is a relatively quick update, requiring only a few minutes to download and prepare the update, and then a quick reboot and installation process.

After the update is installed, the system will report an updated version of iOS 16.2(a), and tapping the version in the About section of Settings will include information about your installed iOS version and the Rapid Security Response update the ability to remove the security update if necessary.

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