Apple Releases iPadOS and iOS 15.7.1 With Important Security Fixes

Apple today released iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1, operating system updates that are designed for older iPhones and iPads unable to run iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. The updates are also available to those who have chosen not to update to iOS 16 at this time.

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The ‌iOS and iPadOS 15.7.1‌ updates can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

iOS 15.7.1's launch was delayed because during the beta testing period, it was found that the update was breaking Face ID for some people. Apple has presumably fixed the Face ID issue before releasing the new software.

According to Apple's release notes, the update includes important security fixes and is recommended for all users. iOS 15.7.1 addresses a long list of vulnerabilities, including a kernel vulnerability that Apple says may have been actively exploited, so all users should update as soon as possible. iOS 16 users received these fixes in the iOS 16.1 update.

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Top Rated Comments

maryland Avatar
22 months ago

Since there has been no other Release Candidate, the presumption is the opposite - the released version stll has the FaceID bug, not the other way around.
This public release version is not the same as the RC. RC build number ends with 115, today’s release ends with 117.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KFridman Avatar
22 months ago
I'm installing it now on my Air 2. Wondering how much longer I'll get security updates for iPadOs 15 since I can't get iPadOS 16.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ddarko Avatar
22 months ago

This public release version is not the same as the RC. RC build number ends with 115, today’s release ends with 117.
I stand corrected and thank you for pointing out an actual indicator of change from the Release Candidate and the release version. The Macrumors article should have pointed to this and not relied on a presumption - of course, we still have to see if the bug was quashed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sasparilla Avatar
22 months ago
Nice, was looking forward to them dropping this - will be waiting on 16 just a bit longer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
22 months ago

I'm actually impressed they are letting the AirPods Pro 2 stick around with major functional issues for so long.
They let the first gen stick around with gimped ANC for 3 years. It started off just fine then made worse and worse with each dodgy firmware update.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
minik Avatar
21 months ago
Updated on my iPhone 13 mini, no issue so far.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)