Rapid Security Response: Apple releases security updates faster than ever

Rapid Security Response: Apple releases security updates faster than ever

Improving the speed at which security updates are applied is the primary goal of Rapid Security Response, developed by Apple. Mac users can now get this security feature.

macOS Ventura 13.2 beta is now supported

Rapid Security Response is available to users of devices running iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.1, and now macOS Ventura 13.2 beta, according to information from our colleagues at 9to5Mac. As a reminder, this function allows devices to receive security updates more regularly. They will be applied in the background and are often transparent to users.

The iOS 16.2 beta has received two test updates from Rapid Security Response. With the functionality coming to macOS Ventura 13.2 beta, users can try beta updates in turn.

Faster updates

Popularization of this security feature is essential in 2022, as it reduces the time iPhone, iPad, and Mac users are exposed to security vulnerabilities that developers have fixed. For several years, they have been trying to reduce the time between the discovery of the vulnerability and the application of the security patch.

On the other hand, Apple specifies on his site This functionality may include restarting Safari, or even the device during important security updates. Security updates that include the operating system require a device restart. Security updates involving Safari require the user to completely close the app.indicates the manufacturer.

The option can be disabled

Rapid Security Response can be disabled in iOS 16 and macOS.

  • On iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Updates > Automatic Updates, then uncheck Security Updates and System Files.
  • On a Mac, point to the Advanced option for software update and deselect Install security updates and system files.
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An operation is not recommended, but it can be useful in certain situations, especially if stability issues occur with your iPhone or Mac.

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