Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Apple iOS 7.1.2
Apple has released the iOS 7.1.2 software update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. The update fixes a bug related to encryption of email attachments and iMessage delivery. Additionally it fixes a bug related to the lock-screen. Those who have iOS 7.1.1 or older, are highly recommended to download and install the iOS 7.1.2 update on their devices.

The email attachments encryption bug first came to light a few months back, with security expert Andreas Kurtz having demoed the issue by means of a YouTube clip, and given how swiftly Apple usually attends to such bugs, it is surprising how long it has taken for this fix to arrive.

If you're not jailbroken, it's important that you grab iOS 7.1.2 right now. The full official changelog of iOS 7.1.2 is as follows:

This update contains bug fixes and security updates, including:
  • Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
  • Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
  • Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments
As can be seen in the changelog above, Apple has also added fixes for iBeacon and 3rd party accessory related bugs, so if you are not jailbroken, it’s well worth grabbing this update for your iPhone or iPad.

Even though you can pick this update up over-the-air using the Software Update feature found within the Settings app, it is always recommended that iTunes is used to update the traditional way. You can download the IPSW files using the following links and manually install the update on your device through iTunes on your Windows or Mac computers.
Once you have installed the iOS 7.1.2 update, feel free to leave us a comment if you come across anything new, which Apple failed to include in its change-log

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