Upgrade your iPhone Operating System to Version 3.0.1.
If you are still running iPhone OS 3.0 your iPhone could be hacked with a simple SMS message. That was the news yesterday.
Apple quickly rushed to fix this issue and released a patch OS upgrade version 3.0.1 which does nothing but fixes the SMS Vulnerability.
It would be a good idea, just to be on the safer side, to upgrade your iPhone OS from version 3.0 to version 3.0.1. It’s not complicated, just follow these simple steps.
Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes. Once on iTunes choose your iPhone device to get to the Summary page where you can see some details about your iPhone. You should be able to see the software version being 3.0.
Scroll down to locate the “Check for Update” button. Click on it to start the iPhone OS upgrade process.
iTunes will prompt you to “Download and Install” or “Download Only” choice. Choose the one that’s right for you to move forward.
iTunes will indicate you that the download process has started. How do you make sure the download progress?
Go into the “Downloads” section on iTunes. You should be able to see the “iPhone Software Update” item progressing to download.
Depending on your internet connection this process might take a while since the download is ~298 MB.
Once downloaded iTunes will extract the downloaded software.
You’ll be prompted with couple of dialogs to agree to install the update. Click on the “Next” and “Agree” button to install the update. Make sure to read the License Agreement before you click on the Agree button.
Once you agree to the terms, again you’ll see a flurry of notifications that indicates that the installation is going smooth.
Once everything settles down you’ll be prompted with an iPhone restart notification dialog and your iPhone will automatically restart. Let is restart.
Once your iPhone restarts, if you go into the iTunes iPhone Summary tab again you should be able to see the Software Version number 3.0.1.
It’s just that simple to upgrade your iPhone OS from version 3.0 to 3.0.1. In fact this would almost be the case if you upgrade to any other version as well.
I hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions or comments please let me know in comments.