A few days ago we reported that Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.8, blocking downgrades from iOS 15 to any version of iOS 14. Now the company has also stopped signing the first iOS 15 release, which means users , who upgraded their devices to iOS 15.0.1 or iOS 15.1 beta can no longer downgrade to iOS 15.0.
iOS 15 was officially released to all users on September 20th. The update comes with new features such as portrait mode in FaceTime, focus features and redesigned messages, enhanced maps, live text and more. Earlier this month, Apple released iOS 15.0.1 to fix a bug that prevented users from unlocking iPhone 13 models using an Apple Watch.
At the same time, Apple has run tests with iOS 15.1 beta, which reactivates SharePlay in FaceTime and ProRes video codecs for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users. It is unclear when iOS 15.1 will be officially available to the public.
Back to older iOS builds are often used by those who jailbreak their iPhones. Restoring an iPhone or iPad to an earlier version of iOS can also sometimes be helpful for users who experience significant errors after upgrading to the latest version of iOS.
Unfortunately, if you’ve experienced serious issues with iOS 15.0.1, you should now wait for a future update rather than downgrading to iOS 15.0.
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