Apple is urging iPhone users to download the latest version of its operation system, iOS 15.6, because it includes patches for 39 vulnerabilities that act like open windows for hackers to climb into your smartphone.

The patches are for memory safety flaws, some that expose users to remote code execution attacks. While other vulnerabilities allow bad actors to track devices, terminate WiFi access and access sensitive data in the iCloud Photo Library.

You can download iOS or iPadOS 15.6 by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Along with patching vulnerabilities, the new iOS 15.6 fixes flaws in the system like one that incorrectly shows users their storage was full or how a tab in Safari reverts to a previous page on its own.

There is also an issue that causes braille devices to slow or stop responding when navigating text in email is also sorted, Apple claims.

Apple notes that all iPhones that have operated smoothly on iOS 14 are capable of using iOS 15, which includes the iPhone 6s and any smartphones produced after, Forbes reports.

It is not clear how long the dozens of vulnerabilities have been plaguing devices as Apple says it ‘doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available.’

However, the tech giant shared a list of all the features impacted, how they are vulnerable and how the issue was addressed.

Daily Mail