Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.4.1 Following iOS 12 Launch, Downgrading No Longer Possible

Following the release of iOS 12 on September 17, Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.41, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12 will no longer be able to downgrade to the iOS 11 operating system.

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 12 and today's iOS 12.0.1 release are the only versions of iOS that can be installed on iPhones and iPads by the general public. Developers and public beta testers can download iOS 12.1, an iOS 12 update that's being beta tested.


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9 weeks ago
First time I am not disappointed in apple stopping signing a previous version.. good riddance!
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9 weeks ago
Good riddance to bad rubbish
Rating: 10 Votes
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9 weeks ago
Not sad to see that go. I personally never had major issues with iOS 11 but 12 is a home run. Very satisfied.
Rating: 7 Votes
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9 weeks ago
I completely skipped over this version of iOS. Never installed it on any of my devices.
Rating: 5 Votes
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9 weeks ago
For the first time upgrading iOS makes your phone faster
Rating: 4 Votes
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9 weeks ago



He meant older devices that max support is iOS 11.

...but there is none, that's the point.

All devices that supported 11 can upgrade to 12.
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9 weeks ago

Good riddance to bad rubbish


Here here. No one is going to miss iOS 11.

They started to turn a corner in 11.3 with the battery life app, but 12 is miles ahead
Rating: 2 Votes
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9 weeks ago

Why? So if people wanted to dump 12.0 the’re not going to be able to do it.

Because there's clearly such a rush of such people that that would have to be the driving factor behind it?
Rating: 2 Votes
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9 weeks ago
I just dislike this type of planned obsolescence... why not give people a chance to go back to a previous version if they find their phone/pad becomes too slow with the latest install.
Rating: 2 Votes
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9 weeks ago

Heck, I wish I'd stayed on 8.

Actually I did, on the iPad Air 2. Was running 8.4.1 until I updated it to iOS 12 recently. So far iOS 12 seems like a solid release.
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