IPSWFollowing the release of iOS 11.3 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.2.6, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 11.2.6 will no longer be able to downgrade to earlier versions of iOS.

Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

iOS 11.3 is now the only version of iOS 11 that can be installed on iOS devices by the general public, but developers and public beta testers can download iOS 11.4, an update that is currently being beta tested.

Top Rated Comments

BaltimoreMediaBlog Avatar
82 months ago
This is one class action lawsuit I WISH would happen against Apple.
When Apple stopped signing 10.3.2, they had my iPhone replacing the battery. When I got it back, it did not have 10.3.2 on it anymore and I couldn't put it back meaning I paid Apple to basically disable all my 32 bit programs without knowing.

This should just not happen. It should have been my decision. And any person who goes through this situation should be able to put the OS they want on it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mizouse Avatar
82 months ago
I wish they would let us roll back thou.

Just give us the option and make the user agree to a term that we acknowledge the potential risk and won't hold Apple responsible should anything happen.o_O
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
82 months ago
Happily on iOS 10 on my 7+

I have someone who wants to sell me their SE, but it's on iOS 11. Anyway to downgrade it to iOS 10 otherwise no sale.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
82 months ago
Exactly! Anyone who’s on iOS 11 would be crazy to be on any version other than 11.3. It’s clearly the most stable, the battery drain is gone and most of the UI glitches have been fixed. Same goes for WatchOS 4.3, tvOS 11.3 and macOS 11.3.4.
On the other hand there are those with battery issues on iOS 11.3 and going back to 11.2.6 resolved those for them. There's also an issue with MDM not working when it comes to 11.3, so certainly not so good for those that use that. So not that crazy after all.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
82 months ago
Good riddance
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sharkoneau Avatar
82 months ago
That might be if it is/was bad (don't know if it is/was) but why not allow people to stay on any iOS version.
Security, little more.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
macbook pro january

Best Buy's Black Friday in July Sale Takes Up to $700 Off M3 MacBook Pro for Members

Monday July 15, 2024 11:05 am PDT by
Best Buy's "Black Friday in July" sale is in full swing today, and in addition to a few iPad Air discounts we shared earlier, there are also some steep markdowns on the M3 MacBook Pro. You will need a My Best Buy Plus or Total membership in order to get some of these deals. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small...
ipaos 18 image playground

Apple Releases First iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Public Betas

Monday July 15, 2024 1:16 pm PDT by
Apple today provided the first betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to public beta testers, bringing the new software to the general public for the first time since the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Apple has seeded three developer betas so far, and the first public beta includes the same content that's in the third developer beta. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...
maxresdefault

Apple's AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro

Saturday July 13, 2024 8:00 am PDT by
Samsung this week introduced its latest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds3 Pro, which look quite a bit like Apple's AirPods Pro 2. Given the similarities, we thought we'd compare Samsung's new earbuds to the AirPods Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, you could potentially mistake Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro for the AirPods Pro. The Buds3 Pro have the same...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
Generic iOS 18 Feature Real Mock

Apple Seeds Revised Third Betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to Developers

Monday July 15, 2024 10:09 am PDT by
Apple today seeded updated third betas iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after Apple initially released the third betas. Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the ‌iOS 18/iPadOS 18‌ Developer Beta ...