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Posted in News by Patricia on October 26, 2023

iOS 16.7.2 update

iOS 16.7.2 update with build number 20H115 has been released for iPhone 8 and later as well as all compatible iPad Models! It addresses security issues for users that haven’t updated to iOS 17.1 and prefer to remain on the 16th generation for the time being!

iOS 16.7.2 Issues

Bugs and problems reported by early adopters are tracked here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments.)

iOS 16.7.2 Security Fixes

There are sixteen patched vulnerabilities mentioned in the support document of this update!

They cover exploits for CoreAnimation, Find My, ImageIO, IOTextEncryptionFamily, Kernel, Mail Drafts, mDNSResponder, Pro Res, Safari, Siri, Weather, WebKit and WebKit Process Model.

The vulnerabilities have been addressed with: improved memory handling, improved memory management, improved handling of caches, improved state management, removing the vulnerable code, improved handling of caches, improved checks.

Fact: These are the security fixes implemented by Apple in iOS 17.1.

iOS 16.7.2 Features

You most likely won’t find any other enhancements. Apple continues to provide security support for iOS 16, but new features will be included only in upcoming iOS 17.x updates.

Fact: The latest improvements in the 16th gen. have been implemented in 16.7.

iOS 16.7.2 Bug Fixes

Apple doesn’t mention any other fixes in the update log. If there are any solved issues spotted by users, we will update them here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

iOS 16.7.2 Download

ios 16.7.2 download
As usual, this update is available over-the-air:

  • 1. Open Settings -> General -> Software Update on any compatible iPhone or iPad.
  • 2. iOS 16.7.2 / iPadOS 16.7.2 should show up on the Software Update screen.
  • 3. Tap Download and Install.
  • 4. Agree with ToS, input Passcode and be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your device!

Have you installed version 16.7.2 on iPhone or iPad? Do you notice any other changes? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 15.8 and iPadOS 15.8 for iPhone 6s , 7, iPhone SE (1st gen.), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th gen.), and iPod touch (7th gen.).


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