Apple is dismantling iOS 16.0.1 and 16

Apple officially stops iOS users from going back to iOS 16 and iOS 16.0.1 after the release of iOS 16.0.2.

iOS 16.0.1 and 16

The Cupertino-based company no longer allows the downgrade from iOS 16.0.2 to lower versions, including iOS 16.0.1 and iOS 16. Apple regularly stops signing older software after new releases to encourage users to keep their devices up to date.

iOS 16 was released on September 12 after spending time in beta testing. New features introduced in iOS 16 include improvements to focus mode, iMessage undo and edit capabilities, and a more customizable lock screen, while iOS 16.0.1 introduces bug fixes to photos on iPhone 14 Pro Max, install activation and migration and a non-authentication of enterprise mode sign-in apps.

While iOS 16.0.1 and iOS 16 signing is no longer available, users can downgrade to iOS 15.7 from a connected PC or Mac.

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