iPhone security is an ongoing concern, and Apple continues to double down on protecting its users' personal data. Devices such as the GreyKey have prompted calls for iOS device owners to protect their iPhone passcode. Now thanks to the release of iOS 11.4.1, there's a fresh defense against intrusion known as USB Restricted Mode.
While most of the attention lately has focused on the iOS 12 beta releases, Apple has rolled out the latest version of iOS 11. The software update, iOS 11.4.1, is available for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and HomePod. Apple Watch owners can also update their devices now, by installing watchOS 4.3.2.
Now that iOS 11.4 has been released, iPhone owners can enjoy a new feature called Messages in iCloud. This automatically saves iMessages and text messages, including media such as photos, to iCloud. As a result, older messages can be removed from local storage to save space, and everything in the Messages app can be synced across Apple devices.