iOS 15.6.1 was launched to iPhone and iPad customers a month in the past, and the replace got here with necessary safety fixes. Nevertheless, with the official launch of iOS 16 final week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 15.6.1 – however there’s nonetheless a solution to downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15.
iOS 15.6.1 now not being signed
In response to Apple, iOS 15.6.1 has mounted two main vulnerabilities that allow apps execute arbitrary code with out the consumer’s consent. The replace was made out there to the general public on August 17. However after all, these safety fixes (along with new ones) are all included with iOS 16, so it’s no shock that Apple has stopped supporting iOS 15.6.1.
Reverting to older iOS builds is usually utilized by those that jailbreak their iPhones and iPads. Earlier this month, the Odyssey Staff group introduced that they’ve been engaged on the first jailbreak software for gadgets operating iOS 15. Nevertheless, as a result of how robust the system protections have turn into, this software will solely work with variations from iOS 15.0 to iOS 15.1.1.
Restoring an Apple machine to a earlier model of iOS also can generally be useful for customers who expertise vital bugs after upgrading to the most recent model of iOS.
There’s nonetheless a solution to downgrade from iOS 16
Whilst you can’t simply revert to iOS 15.6.1 and even iOS 15.1, you continue to have an opportunity to downgrade from iOS 16 to a newer model of iOS 15. That’s as a result of Apple final week launched iOS 15.7, which brings safety fixes for customers who don’t need to set up iOS 16 but.
Those that need to downgrade an iPhone or iPad should accomplish that utilizing a Mac or PC.
This isn’t the primary time Apple has provided the choice to let customers keep on an older model of iOS. Final yr, as soon as iOS 15 turned out there, customers may select to remain on iOS 14 longer whereas Apple was nonetheless releasing safety updates for it. Nevertheless, the corporate eliminated this feature just a few months later. It’s unclear how lengthy iOS 15.7 will stay out there in its place choice to iOS 16.
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