iOS 15.3 & iPadOS 15.3 Update Released with Safari Security Fix
Apple has released iOS 15.3 for iPhone and iPadOS 15.3 for iPad, both system software updates resolve the Safari 15 browser leak bug that generated some attention over a week ago, which allowed a nefarious site to extract a Google user ID along with website browsing data from a device.
The iOS/iPadOS 15.3 updates also include other security fixes, and perhaps a bug update or two, but the release notes are brief, simply stating that the updates are recommended for all users to install.
Additionally, Apple released macOS Monterey 12.2 update for Mac users to address the same Safari security bug, along with macOS Big Sur 11.6.3 and Security Update 2022-001 Catalina. Other system software updates are available for HomePod, watchOS 8.4, and tvOS 15.3 as well.
How to Download & Install iOS 15.3 / iPadOS 15.3 Update on iPhone & iPad
Make a backup of iPhone or iPad to iCloud, Finder, or iTunes before beginning any software update.
- Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone or iPad
- Go to “General”
- Choose “Software Update”
- Select “Download and Install” for iOS 15.3 or iPadOS 15.3, depending on your device
The update is around 800mb in size, varying slightly depending on what device you’re installing it onto.
The iPhone or iPad must reboot to finish installing the software update.
iOS 15.3 IPSW Download Links
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone SE 2nd Generation
- iPhone SE 1st Generation
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPod touch 7th generation
iPadOS 15.3 IPSW Download Links
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro – 5th generation
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro – 4th generation
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro – 3rd generation
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro – 2nd generation
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro – 1st generation
- 11-inch iPad Pro – 3rd generation
- 11-inch iPad Pro – 2nd generation
- 11-inch iPad Pro – 1st generation
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad mini – 4th generation
- iPad mini – 5th generation
- iPad mini – 6th generation
- iPad Air – 2nd generation
- iPad Air – 3rd generation
- iPad Air – 4th generation
- iPad – 5th generation
- iPad – 6th generation
- 10.2-inch iPad – 7th generation
- 10.2-inch iPad – 8th generation
- 10.2-inch iPad – 9th generation
iOS 15.3 Release Notes
Release notes for iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 are the same, and quite brief:
iOS 15.3 includes bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone and is recommended for all users.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
If you notice anything else different in iOS 15.3 or iPadOS 15.3, let us know in the comments.