By James Scott/ DEC 21, 2022

After The Release of iOS 16.2, Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.1.2

Apple ceased signing iOS 16.1.2, the previous version of the operating system, after its release on December 13 as iOS 16.2. After applying the iOS 16.2 upgrade, it can no longer roll back to iOS 16.1.2 because it is no longer signed.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.1.2

To encourage users to keep their operating systems up to date, Apple often stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.1.2

Therefore it is typical that the updates are no longer being signed.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.1.2

iOS 16.1.2 was a minor update that improved compatibility with wireless carriers and crashes detection optimizations on iPhone 14 models.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.1.2

With the addition of the Freeform app, support for Apple Music Sing, increased iCloud encryption with Advanced Data Protection, and many other improvements, iOS 16.2 is the biggest upgrade to iOS 16 we have ever seen.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.1.2

All of the changes are detailed in our dedicated iOS 16.2 guide.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.1.2

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