Tuesday Tip: Keep All Apps & OS Updated

Every so often, you’ll receive a notification on your computer or phone telling you to either update an app or your software. Most times when we receive these, we either don’t do it because we forget about it, we don’t have enough time, or we just simply don’t have enough storage to complete the update.

update apps and OSHowever, these updates are important. These software patches and updates are only issued when security flaws are discovered. When you don’t install them, you are leaving yourself at risk for malware and other online threats. Did you know that updating your apps and devices can prevent 85% of targeted attacks? I definitely didn’t. So, here is a quick tip on where to go on your devices to look for an update.

  • On an iPhone, go to Settings, then click on the General Tab and hit Software update.
  • On an Android, open Settings, select About Phone and simply tap Check for Updates.
  • On a PC, click on the Windows icon in bottom left-hand corner of the screen and search Check for Updates.
  • On a Mac, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner, then on System Preferences, and click Software Update and Update Now.
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