Following the release of iOS 16.1 earlier this week, Apple is now releasing iOS 15.7.1 to the public. The update, which comes for users who don’t want to install iOS 16 yet or who have an outdated device, brings recommended security improvements for iPhone and iPad users.
The official release notes for the update do not mention any new features other than security improvements. After all, those who want to access the new features should install iOS 16 at this point.
This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.
As mentioned earlier, Apple allows users to stay on iOS 15 for longer while still getting security patches. Last year, the company did the same with iOS 14, although the option was removed after a few months. New iOS versions can cause incompatibilities with certain apps, so it’s normal for some users (especially enterprise users) to prefer to wait a bit before installing the update.
At the same time, devices like iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, which cannot be updated to iOS 16, can get the latest security patches with iOS 15.7.1.
How to install iOS 15.7.1
When you go to the Software Update menu in the Settings app, your iPhone will prominently display the iOS 15.7.1 update. An alternative option appears as “Upgrade to iOS 16”. Just choose the version you want to install and wait for the update process to finish.
If you don’t really want to install iOS 16, you can disable automatic updates on your device.
- open the Settings The app on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
- go to the general existing.
- Faucet system update.
- Faucet Automatic updates.
- Disable options To download and install iOS updates automatically.
At the same time, Apple is also working on iOS 16.2, which brings some new features and is now available to developers as a beta. However, it is not clear when the update will become publicly available.
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