Sunday, September 19, 2021

Apple User Message: iOS and iPadOS 14.8 Release – Immediate Action Required

“ANY” iPhone user that this vulnerability applies to personal cell phones as well and the instructions still apply. Please pass to your family and friends regarding the iPhone update!

UPDATE: Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) 2021-A-0408 directs the immediate update to iOS or iPadOS 14.8 or higher not later than Sept 21, 2021.

Devices not in compliance may be quarantined, lose access to Enterprise Services (DoD Enterprise Email, DoD365-J, Army 365), or be retired from DMUC.



Apple iOS and iPadOS 14.8 were released on Sept. 13, 2021 and are approved for DMUC.

This OS version includes critical security updates.

You MUST update your device immediately to Apple iOS 14.8 or later.

*If you have already updated your device, you can disregard this message.



Update the iOS or iPadOS:

  1. Tap Settings General Software Update,* then Download and Install
  2. Tap Install Now, after the latest version is downloaded


*If your device is updated to the latest version, your screen will display “Your software is up to date.”

For more detailed instructions with screenshots, read the iOS/iPadOS Update Guide on the Mobility Service Portal.

Please contact your Tier I for assistance with updating your device.



1)    Update Instructions: iOS/iPadOS Update Guide


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