iOS 16 and macOS Ventura will be able to install security patches without rebooting
Among so many new features that will arrive with iOS 16 Y macOS 13 Adventure stands out Rapid Security Response. This is a function that will automatically download and install security patches, without the need to install a full version of the operating system; and in some cases, without rebooting computers.
This option was announced during the key note opening of WWDC 2022 and is already available in the iOS 16 beta. It can be quickly identified in the automatic updates section of the next version of the iPhone operating system.
In addition to the conventional functions to download and install iOS updates, a third button is added to the aforementioned section. he himself says "Install system and data files"and it is estimated that, by remaining activated, it will take care of implementing the security patches that Apple makes available, without the need to completely replace the operating system with a new version.
"Get important security improvements for your devices even faster. These optimizations can be applied automatically between standard software updates," explains the Californian firm in the detail of all new features available in iOS 16.
But, as we indicated at the beginning, Rapid Security Response will not be an exclusive feature of iPhones updated to the latest version of their OS. It will also be available on macOS 13 Ventura, where Macs will not need to be restarted for the changes to take effect. This is how Apple explains it on the dedicated page to the software for your computers:
This is not a standard software update. These improvements can be applied automatically between normal updates, without rebooting.
In the case of iOS 16, Apple indicates that "some updates" may require a mandatory update. reboot to be applied. This is visible to those who installed the beta of the operating system on their iPhone, in the "fine print" of the automatic updates section.
iOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura will make it easier to manage security updates
The introduction of Rapid Security Response will undoubtedly be very interesting for iPhone and Mac users. Simply not having to install a full iOS or macOS update to fix a security issue will make the experience even smoother. .
Also, when dealing with more specific software patches will win in time. The teams behind iOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura will be able to respond more quickly to any vulnerabilities that may be discovered on both platforms, especially if they are being actively exploited. And if the public doesn't even have to go to the trouble of manually rebooting their device for the mods to kick in, all the better.
On the other hand, Rapid Security Response will help Apple avoid major shocks in its update schedule. By being able to target the release of a security patch without releasing a full update of your operating systems, you will avoid any disruption to your plans to incorporate new features, or new bugs appearing where there were none before.
Remember that iOS 16 will also come with new privacy options, especially to protect hidden or deleted photos. While macOS 13 Ventura will prompt users to give explicit permission to accessories that connect via USB-Cbefore transferring data.