Apple Stops Signing iOS 17.1.1 and iOS 17.1.2, Preventing Downgrading

Apple today stopped signing iOS 17.1.1 and iOS 17.1.2, preventing iPhone users from downgrading to those versions of iOS. Apple is no longer signing the updates following the release of iOS iOS 17.2 on December 11 and the launch of iOS 17.2.1 today.

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It is not unusual that iOS 17.1.1 and iOS 17.1.2 are no longer being signed. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of iOS after new releases in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date and to prevent users from downgrading to older, less secure versions of the software.

iOS 17.2.1 is the current version of iOS 17 that is available to the public. It introduced unspecified bug fixes, but the iOS 17.2 update that preceded it brought the Journal app, spatial video recording on the iPhone 15 Pro models, updates to Messages and Apple Music, and more.

Apple is also testing iOS 17.3, an update that is expected to come out in January.

Top Rated Comments

iModFrenzy Avatar
10 weeks ago
The only thing keeping me from going to iOS 17 is the video player. iOS 16’s video scrubbing is so much better(scrolling anywhere on the screen).
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
10 weeks ago
The EU needs to do something about this as well
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reverend Benny Avatar
10 weeks ago

The EU needs to do something about this as well
About what?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TigerNike23 Avatar
10 weeks ago
Safari back button bug still active.

Instead of going to the previous page, I get a white screen. Only way to fix is force quit Safari to re-render the page.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
10 weeks ago

About what?
Not letting me downgrade to whatever software version I want (not that I'd do it)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decypher44 Avatar
10 weeks ago

The only thing keeping me from going to iOS 17 is the video player. iOS 16’s video scrubbing is so much better(scrolling anywhere on the screen).
I really miss that.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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