Apple has stopped signing iOS 16.4.1

As noted by MacRumors, since Apple rolled out iOS 16.5 on May 18, the company has stopped signing iOS 16.4.1.

This means iPhone users can’t downgrade to that version. As MacRumors notes,”Apple routinely stops signing older versions of iOS after new releases come out to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date, so the fact that iOS 16.4 is no longer being signed is not unusual.”

iOS 16‌‌.5 can be downloaded by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone. Here are Apple’s release notes: 

A new Pride Celebration wallpaper for the Lock Screen to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture
– Sports tab in Apple News gives easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more, for the teams and leagues you follow
– My Sports score and schedule cards in Apple News take you directly to game pages where you can find additional details about specific games
– Fixes an issue where Spotlight may become unresponsive
– Addresses an issue where Podcasts in CarPlay may not load content
– Fixes an issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across all devices

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.