The New York Police Department (NYPD) is actively encouraging iDevice users to update to iOS 7.
Apple’s latest update to its mobile OS brings added security features, namely including Activation Lock. Once enabled, this feature makes it problematic for thieves to set up a stolen iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without the owner’s Apple ID. As we explained in our original article:
The feature is designed to make it more difficult for thieves to use a stolen iOS device.
With Activation Lock, if a thief tries to turn off Find My iPhone or if the device is totally wiped, they’ll have to know the specific Apple ID username and password to reactivate it.
However, with iOS 7 now available to download, the NYPD has reportedly been handing out fliers (pictured above and below) around the city, encouraging users to update to the seventh iteration of Apple’s mobile OS in order to further secure their handset.
Apple’s iOS 7 is available to download over-the-air (OTA) for the iPhone 4 onwards, iPad 2 onwards, iPad mini, and the fifth-generation iPod touch.
If you haven’t already, do as the NYPD advises and download iOS 7 now!
See also: Is The Fifth-Gen iPod touch Compatible With The iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c Docks?, Video: iPhone 5s Versus iPhone 5 Benchmark Test, and Following Reports Of Serious Problems, Apple Pulls Apple TV 6.0 Update.
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