Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.0.2 Following Release of iOS 16.0.3

Following the release of iOS 16.0.3 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 16.0.2, meaning it is no longer possible to downgrade an iPhone to iOS 16.0.2. This leaves iOS 16.0.3 and the iOS 16.1 beta as the only iOS 16 versions that are still being signed.

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Apple routinely stops signing older iOS releases over time in order to prevent users from downgrading to an outdated software version.

iOS 16.0.2 was released on September 22 and included several bug fixes and security updates. The update addressed a few issues affecting iPhone 14 Pro models, including the rear camera vibrating when shooting with some third-party apps and the display appearing completely black during device setup. iOS 16.0.2 also fixed a bug that resulted in some users facing excessive copy-and-paste permission prompts.

iOS 16.1 is expected to be released next week alongside iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

Shirasaki Avatar
8 months ago
Waiting for Apple to only sign the most current release version of iOS moving forward, and apply the same strategy on macOS soon.

Who needs to worry about bugs and issues, right? iOS is perfect and bug free lmao. /s
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winxmac Avatar
8 months ago

Yet Apple is still signing iOS 15.7
Too bad there wasn't an ipsw 15.7 for my iPhone 14 Pro. :rolleyes:
iOS 14 was not available for iPhone 13 series
iOS 13 was not available for iPhone 12 series
iOS 12 was not available for iPhone 11 series

and so on...
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Villarrealadrian Avatar
8 months ago
Happy to stay on ios 15.7
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msackey Avatar
8 months ago

Does anyone know when iOS 16.1 will release? Since iOS 16.0.3 has still a few bugs (like worse battery life).
Can’t wait for iOS and iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rsnhakan Avatar
8 months ago
Does anyone know when iOS 16.1 will release? Since iOS 16.0.3 has still a few bugs (like worse battery life).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kesenwangs Avatar
8 months ago

Oh ok that’s a bit ridiculous. :oops:
Girl it’s not real, we only on 16.1
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