iOS 15.7.1 Update: Security Patches & iOS 16 Downgrade

iOS 15.7.1 rc update

iOS 15.7.1 RC update

Apple plans to release iOS 15.7.1 build number 19H115 alongside iOS 16.1 on Monday, October 24. This is confirmed by the Release Candidate verison that’s available for download for Developers and Public Beta testers.

iOS 15.7.1 Update

iOS 15.7.1 update
This version will show up only for iPhones that are iOS 15 compatible and are running iOS 15.7 or earlier.

It will be available over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update.

Tip: If you have a device running the iOS 15 Beta Profile you’re able to download the RC version right now!

Fact: If you already updated to iOS 16.0.3 you will see iOS 16.1 in the Software Update section. To install this iOS 15 version you have to downgrade from iOS 16 first!

iOS 15.7.1 IPSW Download Links

You will be also able to install this update via Finder (Mac) or iTunes (Windows), after downloading the .ipsw file specific for your iPhone model from the list available below:

  • To be updated!

iOS 15.7.1 Features

Don’t expect any visible changes in this version. The release notes mention:

“This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”

Most likely, this release will include security updates implemented in iOS 16.1 and made available for users that plan to stick with iOS 15 for the time being.

Fact: The security content of this update will be published here.

iOS 15.7.1 Problems

Issues reported for this update are listed below along with available workarounds:

  • 1. Face ID not working for a lot of users after this update. Reported by Cristi, Unknown, Mdawg and many others.
    Fix: The only available workaround at the moment is to downgrade to iOS 15.7 or upgrade to the most recent iOS 16 version. More details here.
  • 2. To be updated!

Have you installed iOS 15.7.1 RC on your iPhone? Are you encountering any problems or issues that you need help with? Share your feedback in the comments! We’re available to assist you!

Related: You might be also interested to checkout iOS 16.1. Here is what’s new!