Apple launches iOS 12.4.2 and watchOS 5.3.2 for older devices

Apple launches iOS 12.4.2 and watchOS 5.3.2 for older devices

By surprise, Apple today released the iOS 12.4.2 (build 16G114) and the watchOS 5.3.2 (16U611) for some models of iPhones, iPads, iPod touch and Apple Watches. Yes, even after having released iOS 13 and watchOS 6, the company released versions for its old operating systems.

In the case of iOS, Apple reported[thanksforthetip[obrigadopeladicaAnderson Silva!]that fixed a loophole that could be used by a remote attacker and cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution – watchOS and macOS (more about it below) may have followed suit.

IOS 12.4.2 is only available for devices that run iOS 12 and are out of 13. They are: iPhones 5s, 6 and 6 Plus; iPad mini 2, 3 and iPad Air; in addition to the iPod touch (6th generation). WatchOS 5.3.2, in turn, is only available for Apple Watches Series 1 and 2.

In iGadgets, to update just go to Settings »General» Software Update and follow the instructions on the screen; on Apple Watch, you need to open the Watch app and, in the “My Watch” tab, go to General »Software Update.

Manual installation

If you want to manually install iOS 12.4.2, just use the links below:

Supplemental Update 2 for macOS Mojave 10.14.6

In parallel, Apple has also made available a new supplementary update for users who are running the macOS Mojave 10.14.6. According to the company, it is recommended for all users and improves the security of macOS.

For those who are in previous versions of the system, the Security Update 2019-005 High Sierra it’s the Security Update 2019-005 Sierra – with the same security fixes.

To update, go to System Preferences »Software Update and follow the instructions.