How to Enable/Disable Rapid Security Response Software Updates in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad

With iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, Apple has introduced Rapid Security Response Software Updates. Designed to further boost security and privacy, RSR is different from the standard software update. Notably, it allows you to automatically update the security of your iPhone without having to update the entire system. That said, here is how you can enable or disable Rapid Security Response Software Updates in iOS 16/ iPadOS 16 on iPhone and iPad.

Enable/Disable Rapid Security Response Software Updates on iPhone and iPad

It’s worth pointing out that RSR requires you to restart your iPhone in order to update the security of the device and the supported accessories. Note that some system files will always be installed automatically even if you have disabled the”Security Responses & System Files” in your iOS device.

While rebooting for the implementation of the RSR update may not be a deal breaker for many, some folks may want to turn it off. Thankfully, you have got the desired freedom to manage this security feature at your convenience.

Step 1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.

Step 2. Now, tap on General.

Step 3. Next, tap on Software Update.

Tap on Software Update

Step 4. Next up, tap on Automatic Updates at the top of the screen.

Step 5. Finally, turn on/off the toggle next to Security Responses and System Files depending on your needs.

Enable:Disable Rapid Security Response Software Updates in ios 16 on iPhone and iPad

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1. Should I update my iPhone for security?

Knowing the fact that an outdated version of the software is not only prone to malicious attacks but also tends to trigger many issues such as battery drain and sluggishness, you should make sure to keep the software updated on your iPhone.

Q 2. Is the Apple security warning fake?

Yes, the Apple security warning is fake and designed to hack your personal and financial information.

Q 3. How many security updates do iPhones get?

iPhones get up to 5/6 major updates and 2/3 years of security updates. Comparatively, Android phones get up to 3 major updates and up to 5 years of security updates.

Wrapping up…

So, that concludes this Quick guide about using RSR on iOS and iPadOS. From what I can tell, it’s a notable feature. As someone who prefers to have an extra layer of safeguard to ward off malicious attacks, I have loved using it right from day one. What I like the most about it is that it does not force you to update the entire System. By the way, what do you have to say about this new add-on?

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