Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.6, Downgrading From iOS 16.6.1 No Longer Possible

Following the launch of iOS 16.6.1 on September 7, Apple has stopped signing iOS 16.6, the previously available version of iOS. Now that iOS 16.6 is no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to that version of iOS after upgrading to iOS 16.6.1.

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Apple routinely stops signing older versions of iOS after new releases come out to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date, so it is not unusual that the iOS 16.6 update is no longer being signed.

iOS 16.6.1 is an update that addresses a zero-day security vulnerability that Apple says was actively exploited in the wild. If you have not updated, it is a good idea to do so.

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sw1tcher Avatar
11 months ago

Don't worry. Some of the bugs they've introduced in iOS 15 & 16 will be fixed in iOS 17
iOS 17 will fix those bugs while introducing new bugs.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antiprotest Avatar
11 months ago
Onward to iOS 17!
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JosephAW Avatar
11 months ago
Don't worry. Some of the bugs they've introduced in iOS 15 & 16 will be fixed in iOS 17 so get ready with your iPhone SE G1, iPhone 7 & 8 and X. o_O
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winxmac Avatar
11 months ago
If you want to remain on iOS 16, iOS 16.7 RC is available as OTA only update for A12 Bionic devices and newer... You just need to either install the developer profile or enable developer updates on iOS 16.4 and later...
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