iOS 17

iOS 17.2 brings new features and security fixes

iOS 17.2 fixes a total of 12 security vulnerabilities, some of which are said to be serious.

Apple has released iOS 17.2, bringing a number of new features, the highly-anticipated Journal app and fixes a total of 12 security vulnerabilities, some of which are said to be serious.

iOS 17.2 also includes Action button and Camera enhancements, as well as other features and bug fixes.

Journal App

Journal is a new app that lets you write about the small moments and big events in your life so you can practice gratitude and improve your wellbeing. Journaling suggestions make it easy to remember your experiences by intelligently grouping your outings, photos, workouts, and more into moments you can add to your journal.

Filters let you quickly find bookmarked entries or show entries with attachments so you can revisit and reflect on key moments in your life, while Scheduled notifications help you keep a consistent journaling practice by reminding you to write on the days and time you choose.

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iCloud sync keeps your journal entries safe and encrypted on iCloud and there is an option to lock your journal using Touch ID or Face ID.

Action Button

Translate option for the Action button on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max to quickly translate phrases or have a conversation with someone in another language.

Camera

Spatial video lets you capture video on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max so you can relive your memories in three dimensions on Apple Vision Pro.

Improved Telephoto camera focusing speed when capturing small faraway objects on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

Messages

Catch-up arrow lets you easily jump to your first unread message in a conversation by tapping the arrow visible in the top-right corner.

Add sticker option in the context menu lets you add a sticker directly to a bubble, while Memoji updates include the ability to adjust the body shape of any Memoji.

Contact Key Verification provides automatic alerts and Contact Verification Codes to help verify people facing extraordinary digital threats are messaging only with the people they intend.

Weather

Precipitation amounts help you stay on top of rain and snow conditions for a given day over the next 10 days and new widgets let you choose from next-hour precipitation, daily forecast, sunrise and sunset times, and current conditions such as Air Quality, Feels Like, and wind speed.

Wind map snapshot helps you quickly assess wind patterns and access the animated wind map overlay to prepare for forecasted wind conditions for the next 24 hours and Interactive moon calendar lets you easily visualize the phase of the moon on any day for the next month

Siri now brings support for privately accessing and logging Health app data using your voice

AirDrop improvements including expanded contact sharing options and the ability to share boarding passes, movie tickets, and other eligible passes by bringing two iPhones together.

Favourite Songs Playlist in Apple Music lets you quickly get back to the songs you mark as favourites and Use Listening History in Apple Music can be disabled in a Focus so music you listen to does not appear in Recently Played or influence your recommendations.

A new Digital Clock Widget lets you quickly catch a glimpse of the time on your Home Screen and while in StandBy.

Enhanced AutoFill identifies fields in PDFs and other forms enabling you to populate them with information such as names and addresses from your contacts.

There is now a Sensitive Content Warning for stickers in Messages. which prevents you from being unexpectedly shown a sticker containing nudity.

There are New keyboard layouts providing support for 8 Sámi languages, Qi2 charger support for all iPhone 13 models and iPhone 14 models and the update also fixes an issue that may prevent wireless charging in certain vehicles.

iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 Security Fixes

Accounts

Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user data

Description: A privacy issue was addressed with improved private data redaction for log entries.

AVEVideoEncoder

Impact: An app may be able to disclose kernel memory

Description: This issue was addressed with improved redaction of sensitive information.

Bluetooth

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to inject keystrokes by spoofing a keyboard

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

ExtensionKit

Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user data

Description: A privacy issue was addressed with improved private data redaction for log entries.

Find My

Impact: An app may be able to read sensitive location information

Description: This issue was addressed with improved redaction of sensitive information.

ImageIO

Impact: Processing an image may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

Kernel

Impact: An app may be able to break out of its sandbox

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

Safari Private Browsing

Impact: Private Browsing tabs may be accessed without authentication

Description: This issue was addressed through improved state management.

Siri

Impact: An attacker with physical access may be able to use Siri to access sensitive user data

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit

Available for: iPhone XS and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation and later, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation and later, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 6th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later

Impact: Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

WebKit Bugzilla: 259830
CVE-2023-42890: Pwn2car

WebKit

Impact: Processing an image may lead to a denial-of-service

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

iOS 17.2 Supported Devices

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

As normal, to update to iOS 17.2 go to your iPhone Settings > General > Software Update and install iOS 17.2 as soon as you possibly can.