Apple on Monday issued the new iOS 11.2.2 software update for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later and the sixth-generation iPod touch, as well as the new macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update for Mac computers.

The iOS 11.2.2 software update can be easily applied over the air by going to Settings → General → Software Update on your iOS device or through desktop iTunes. The Mac update is available via the Updates tab in Mac App Store.

The iOS 11.2.2 firmware is also available via iDownloadBlog’s Download webpage.

According to release notes accompanying the download, iOS 11.2.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 provide a security update and are recommended for all users.

The company’s support documents for iOS 11.2.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 clarify that these updates provide further fixes for the Spectre vulnerabilities that made rounds last week.

The Meltdown vulnerabilities were addressed in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2.

Specifically, both new iOS and macOS updates include security improvements to Safari and WebKit which mitigate the effects of the Spectre vulnerabilities, the company acknowledged.

Installing macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update will update Safari to version 11.0.2 (13604.4.7.1.6) or version 11.0.2 (13604.4.7.10.6). To check the version of Safari installed on your Mac, open Safari and choose the About Safari option from the Safari menu.

If you’d like to learn more about the exploits and how Apple is mitigating them, read the relevant document on Apple’s website and Andrew’s post from last week.

For additional information on the security content of iOS 11.2.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, check out the company’s support document on Apple’s website.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    What if you have 11.2.5? Do we already have the security update?

    • James Roberts

      that’s what I want to know?

    • StarShootex

      Don’t think so. Apple will most likely release a new 11.2.5 beta in good time.

  • Ds

    surprised they haven’t pushed a update out to remove the throttling settings.

    • That’ll be a decision they won’t take lightly, it’ll probably take them a while to decide on which route to go

      • They won’t remove the “throttling” feature. Because it’s not designed to slow down phones but to protect the electronics from power failure when a CPU under load requests more current than a degraded battery can safely deliver.

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      It’s not a setting, it’s a fail-safe function. Just like requiring a passcode if the ID’s don’t work.

    • JulianZH

      That mean people with bad battery, their phone will die much faster. And guess what? People will blame Apple for it.

      • Ds

        I’d rather have my phone run at it’s full capacity and die faster, than having my phone run slow because the battery in my phone isn’t even a year old… but that’s just me.

      • That’s not the question. Would you rather have your phone operate at its safest peak capacity or die at 20-40% battery and run the risk of ruining it’s internal components or bricking? Those are your two choices here.

      • Trey miller

        Issues isn’t dying faster issue is the phone quickly shutting down while u do have battery voltage drops to prevent spikes and destroying your phone it’s a safety Measure the kept getting tripped till the clock speed is lowered.

      • FFF84

        for any person
        1) Slow Iphone means the iphone is old and it needs to be replaced
        2) unexpected restart and bad battery means you need to take your iphone to apple in order to be repaired (if still under warranty or you have apple care or even pay for a new battery)
        That is why slow iphone is better for apple considering the fact that apple kept the throttling as a secret.
        I’m pretty sure that the people at the genius bar won’t answer the question “my iphone is slow” with “you need a new battery”.

      • Rowan09

        It was only the 6-6s devices. I would like to see a throttled device with one that’s regular in a test.

    • That’s not going to happen because Apple isn’t throttling settings on the phone. They are preventing the CPU from drawing peak power spikes that are beyond the battery’s capabilities to safely output as it degrades over time.

  • Sebs

    What about performance? Will it affect performance (not due to batery issue, but because of the Meltdown and Spectre “fix”?

  • Mario Mendez

    Still waiting on dat jb. wen eta boi?