Apple Rapid Security Response for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

The following message applies to Managed IT Services Apple devices.

Apple is implementing additional security measures along with its software updates. The new "Rapid Security  Responses" deliver important security improvements between software updates. If you have a managed Mac, iPad or iPhone, you may see pop-ups on your device.

By default, your device allows Rapid Security Responses to be applied automatically and, if necessary, will prompt you to restart your device. When prompted, please enter your password to proceed with the update. To check your device settings:

  • iPhone or iPad: Go to Settings > General > Software Update > Automatic Updates, then make sure that "Security Responses & System Files" is turned on.
  • Mac: Choose Apple menu  > System Settings. Click General in the sidebar, then click Software Update on the right. Click the Show Details button  next to Automatic Updates, then make sure that "Install Security Responses and system files" is turned on.

When a Rapid Security Response has been applied, a letter appears after the software version number, as in this example: macOS 13.3.1 (a).

Read more about Security Responses from Apple.

For additional help, contact the IT Service Desk: