IPSWFollowing the release of iOS 13.5 on May 20, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible.

iOS 13.4.1 was a minor update that addressed a bug that prevented devices running iOS 13.4 from participating in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier.

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 13.5 is the current publicly available version of iOS, with the update introducing the Exposure Notification API, faster passcode entry when wearing a mask, changes to Group ‌FaceTime‌, and more.

Apple has also stopped signing iOS 12.4.6 for older devices.

There could soon be another iOS update released as a jailbreaking tool that works with all devices running iOS 11 to iOS 13.5 was released on Sunday.

Top Rated Comments

BornAgainMac Avatar
33 months ago
The only time I wanted to downgrade was when I wanted to keep one iPad dedicated for 32-bit apps that had a 12.9 inch screen. I have not found replacements for some games that I really enjoyed including on Android. As a workaround, I found an iPad 2 but it was a standard issue 16 GB model so I can't have everything on it. I have an old copy of iTunes and I keep checking for updates. It is disappointing that great app ideas never get updated to run on today's iOS.
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juanm Avatar
33 months ago


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

There you go, I fixed that for you
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jordan Klein Avatar
33 months ago
Good thing I haven't upgraded yet.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calzon65 Avatar
33 months ago
I have always hated that I can't load an old version of IOS. A few years ago, I upgraded to a newer version of IOS but a month later, after Apple stopped signing that old version, I discovered the newer version would no longer work with some of my Bluetooth devices. It was close to 6 months before a subsequent version fixed the problem. If I could have loaded the previous version, I could have waited until the issue was resolved.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2013.1 Avatar
33 months ago
Only update if the

* number after the second point increases and the
* number after the first point is above zero.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TiggrToo Avatar
33 months ago

There you go, I fixed that for you
No you didn't. I'm still on 13.1. Apple haven't forced any updates on me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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