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Posted in News, TILs by Patricia on September 26, 2022
iOS 15.7 still signed? Yes, this software version is still supported by Apple for all compatible iPhone models! This means that you can safely downgrade iOS 16.0 and iOS 16.0.2 to iOS 15.7, if day-one issues such as major touch screen problems, render your iPhone almost unusable!
iOS 15.7 Signed
The main goal of this post is to track for how long iOS 15.7 remains signed!
If you’re looking to downgrade from iOS 16.0.2 and are not sure if iOS 15.7 is still signed, you can go ahead. The update is available.
Last checked: Monday, September 26, 5:00 PM ET
How To Check If iOS 15.7 Is Still Signed?
One of the most popular websites tracking the signed status of iOS version is ipsw.me. However, because iOS 15.7 is a supplemental update to iOS 15.6.1, iPhone models compatible with iOS 16 aren’t tracked for iOS 15.7, but for the previous version.
If you check ipsw.me for any iPhone model that’s also iOS 16 compatible you won’t see any reference to iOS 15.7 and might think that the version is unsigned.
iOS 15.6.1 is listed as unsigned, and that’s a fact!
There are two ways to check if iOS 15.7 is still signed:
1. Apple Developer Account
If you own a paid Apple Developer account you will be able to see that the iOS 15.7 IPSW files are still available for download which means that the version is still signed.
2. iPhone Running iOS 15.6.1
Any iPhone that’s iOS 16 compatible (iPhone 8 or later) and still runs iOS 15.6.1 or earlier can show if iOS 15.7 is still signed.
How to: Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. If you get the iOS 15.7 software update available, with iOS 16 available as an optional update it means that iOS 15.7 is still signed!
How To Downgrade iOS 16.0.2 to iOS 15.7
To revert iPhone to iOS 15.7 you need a Mac or Windows computer, a lightning to USB cable and the appropriate iOS 15.7 IPSW file.
Tip: A step-by-step video guide is available below and you can download the iPSW file for any compatible iPhone model from here.
Have you managed to downgrade iOS 16? Do you have any other questions? Share your feedback in the comments.
Related: If you want to give iOS 16.0.2 one more chance you can check out the most common bugs and the available fixes over here and here.