Update your iPhone NOW as Apple rolls out urgent fix for bug that crashes calls

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APPLE has rolled out an emergency fix for an iPhone bug that was causing people issues with their phone calls.

The glitch affected some of the latest iPhone models and led to calls disconnecting in the middle of conversations.

Apple patched the issue this week with the release of iOS 15.1.1, a new version of the iPhone's operating system.

In its notes for the update, the Cupertino firm said that the new iOS "improves call drop performance on iPhone 12 and 13 models".

Older iPhone models appear to have not been affected by the bug.

You can update to iOS 15.1.1 by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

If you don't fancy updating now, you're best off waiting for the release of iOS 15.2 later this year.

It'll come packed with new features, including a privacy tool that exposes creepy apps that track your location or snoop on your browsing history.

Apple's "Privacy Report" feature gives users an overview of what information their apps have access to and what they're sharing.

Apple's call drop-fixing update comes a day after the firm announced that it would let customers fix their own iPhones for the first time starting in 2022.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Cupertino tech titan said that it will enable self-repairs by allowing access to Apple genuine parts and tools.

The new Self Service Repair scheme will begin in the US, with more countries to follow in 2022. Parts will first be available for the iPhone 12 and 13 ranges.

Apple said the new service would allow those who are comfortable with completing their own repairs the opportunity to do so.

The first stage of the programme will offer repair parts for the iPhone display, battery and camera.

As part of the scheme, Apple will launch a new online store from which customers will be able to order replacement parts and any tools required.

In other news, The UK is fighting an epidemic of hack attacks targeting consumers and businesses, according to officials.

NASA has slammed Russia after a missile it fired into one of its own satellites forced the space station to perform an emergency swerve.

And, a 75-year-old Brit has told of his anger after scammers on WhatsApp fooled him into sending them hundreds of pounds.

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