iOS 10.1

Update: I was just updated to the fact that this fixes a remote code execution vulnerability that was exploited by us users clicking on a JPEG. So, update soonest!

Another update dropped today and it does have a number of things in it that make it worth updating too.  Plus there is the fixes too.

As always, I suggest you do a password protected local backup of your phone.  This protects more of your information on the phone then a cloud backup – such as passwords.

Here is the release notes:

iOS 10.1

This update includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements and bug fixes.

iOS 10.1 introduces new features and improvements including:

Camera and Photos

•  Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
•  People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
•  Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
•  Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
•  Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library


•  Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
•  Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
•  Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes


•  New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
•  Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
•  Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
•  Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
•  Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
•  Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

•  Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
•  Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
•  Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
•  Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
•  Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes

•  Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
•  Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
•  Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the “Show iTunes Purchases” setting is turned off
•  Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
•  Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
•  Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
•  Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
•  Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
•  Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
•  Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
•  Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
•  Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
•  Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
•  Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
•  Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
•  Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
•  Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Here is some third party articles:

iOS 10.1 –

watchOS 3.1 –

I have updated an iPhone 7 and an iPad Pro (9.7) with no issues.


  • 10/24/16 – Add the update about the vulnerability that this update fixes at the top.


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