Error Message-Couldn't Update the IPS Status

So I have IPS protection turned on as shown below:

I know that the pattern is updating as shown below:

So I have 2 questions.

1. Shouldn't the 'Time of signature update' change dates when IPS and Application signatures are updated? Mine doesn't. It's always show Aug 25 2022.

2. When I turn off IPS protection, I get a strange error message stating 'Couldn't Update The IPS Status'. Then when I turn IPS protection back on, I get the same error message. What does this error message mean and is it related to question #1?

I cannot find anything mentioning the error message in Sophos's documentation.

Running this:

Any help or guidance appreciated.

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[edited by: emmosophos at 7:22 PM (GMT -7) on 22 Sep 2022]
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