YOU must check your iPhone and Android settings – or it could cost you.
Every smartphone will have a software versions, revealing if it’s up-to-date.
If your phone doesn’t have the latest software, it means you could be at risk.
Apple and Google regularly release security fixes for iPhone and Android.
These come in the form of software updates, and close holes used by hackers to attack your handset.
If you don’t install the latest updates, it leaves you exposed to dastardly hack attacks.
This could let hackers take control of your devices, and raid your private photos and videos, personal info, and potentially even bank accounts or other online funds.
Latest iOS version – how to update your iPhone
Apple delivers the latest iOS updates to iPhones all at the same time.
The current newest version is iOS 16.2, giving you the very best protections.
To check your version, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
If you’re using an older software version, follow the on-screen instructions to update.
However, you may find that you have an iPhone that’s now so old it can’t receive the latest updates.
Here’s a list of devices that can get iOS 16:
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
If your device is too old to receive the latest updates, it could be very dangerous.
You should consider upgrading your device urgently if that’s the case.
Latest Android version – how to update your Android
Android phones are tricky because the latest updates don’t arrive for everyone at the same time.
The latest update will depend on your smartphone model.
Google released its major Android 13 update in 2022, and that’s widely available now.
So check to see if you have it by going to Settings > About Phone > Android Version.
That’s where you can see if you’ve got the latest Android update.
You can also check to see if you have the latest Android security update.
Google released security patch 2022-12-05 in December 2022, so having that is ideal.
To update your Android phone, go to Settings > System > System Update.
You can then follow the advice to get the update.
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