Apple has released a minor iOS 14.8.1 update, build 18H107, for as well as iPadOS 14.8.1 for iPads. This is a security fix that’s available for all devices that are still running iOS 14. It’s available over-the-air in Settings.
iOS 14.8.1 Download
- Open Settings and browse for General -> Software Update.
- Tap on Download and Install, provide Passcode and be patient until the update is requested, downloaded and prepared.
- Tap Install Now. The update is verified and deployed on your iPhone or iPad. Device will reboot when the process completes.
Fact: iOS 14.8.1 update file is 187,2 MB for the iPhone XR. Size might vary depending on device and iOS 14.x version that you’re updating from.
iOS 14.8.1 Features
There are no new features included in this update. Apple only releases new features for iOS 15 users. However, it made the update optional. So, you can remain on iOS 14 and still benefit from all security updates included in iOS 15 updates.
Fact: iOS 14.8.1 will not show up if you already updated to iOS 15!
iOS 14.8.1 Release Notes
iOS 14.8.1 Security Updates
This update comes with many security improvements addressing vulnerabilities for: WebKit, Sidecar, Status Bar, Voice Control and others. Most of them haven’t been exploited in the wild, which means that attackers haven’t been able to exploit them.
Tip: For the full security content of this update tap here.
Have you updated to iOS 14.8.1? What’s your feedback? Do you have any questions? Use the comments section.
Related: For new iPhone and iPad features you have to upgrade to iOS 15. Check out our extended review and get many reasons that justify the update.