iOS 15.7 Not Signed Anymore! Downgrade iOS 16 Not Possible!
Last updated on November 8th, 2022 at 08:45 amPosted in News by Mike on November 4, 2022
Apple has just unsigned iOS 15.7 which means that downgrading from iOS 16.1 to 15.7 isn’t possible anymore! iOS 15.7.1 is still signed for devices not compatible with iOS 16, but it doesn’t come with a downgrade option for newer iPhone models!
iOS 15.7 Not Signed
Apple has unsigned this version completely, for all supported devices, following last week’s release of iOS 15.7.1.
However, the later is only available for iPhones running an earlier iOS 15 version.
iOS 15.7 Unsigned Video
The how to downgrade iOS 16.1 to 15.7 video was recorded today, only 2 hours before Apple stopped signing the older version:
We’ve managed to publish the iOS 15.7.1 ipsw links, but they don’t seem to be signed for iOS 16 devices!
iOS 15.7.1 Not Signed For iOS 16 Devices
We’ve tried to downgrade from iOS 16.2 to 15.7.1 but it’s not workin. Getting error:
“The iPhone “Mike’s iPhone” could not be restored. Declined to authorize this image on this device for this user.”
Have you been caught of guard and you’re trapped with iOS 16.1? Are you looking for a way to downgrade to iOS 15? Share your feedback in the comments.
Related: Are you experiencing annoying issues in iOS 16.1? Check out our extended review and you might find some workarounds!
I’m trapped in ios 16.1, my xs screen not event responsive anymore… why they prevent us from downgrade.. huhhhh
Sorry to hear this. Touch Accommodations won’t help?
Have Shure SE215 earbuds + iPad Pro 2018 and iPhone 8+ 3rd Gen
Earbuds connecting fine with iPadOS 15.7 & iOS 15.7
Earbuds NOT connecting with 15.7.1 on iPad Pro and iPhone 8+
Idem not working with 16.1
Have also old iPhone SE 1st Gen running 15.7, earbuds are connecting fine!
So it’s not the iPhone 8+ and iPad Pro.
That must be annoying indeed. I don’t think Apple is planning an iOS 15.7.2 release soon.
Thanks for your comment. Just upgraded my iPhone 8+ tp iOS 16.1.1 hoping for the best.
Nichts, nada, rien, niks, nothing. Still no Bluetooth connection with my Shure SE215.
Result iPad Pro 2018. No upgrade yet.
Very unhappy again.
Sorry to hear this. Thanks for the follow up. We will report this again.
I’ve downgraded just a few days ago on the 1st of November and could luckily get away from the unpleasant experience with iOS 16.1. That’s true you cannot downgrade from any version of iOS 16 to 15.7.1 if your device supports iOS 16 but until yesterday you could go back to iOS 15.7 without any issue (right before it’s stopped being signed).
I actually didn’t like it because of the visual effects missing such as perspective zoom, the missing voice message recording button from messages app and annoying playing/streaming bar at the Lock Screen with missing volume bar and lack of dark wallpapers and live wallpapers feature. Which are totally a personal preference.
I’m so happy with that decision and wouldn’t move to iOS 16 again at least until those Visual effects are back and those annoying issues are fixed!
Thanks for the detailed feedback. Glad that you managed to downgrade in time.
I really hate this.. My iPhone 12 Pro literally burns my hand if I use it too much after iOS 16.1.1 update, and it’s painful. On 3uTools, iOS 15.7 shows as flashable, but I get some errors like 3194 on iTunes and unable to query SHSH on 3uTools. I thought my device is fried, but at least now I know it’s not…
You can downgrade iOS 16.1.1 to iOS 15.6 RC and then over-the-air to iOS 15.7.1 here is the step-by-step tutorial:
Hi, Does ios 16.1.1 fixes iphone xs touch screen problms? On third party screens , that issue as been going from ios 16.0, is it fixed already?
Many confirmed the fix in iOS 16.1. But it seems that there still are some isolated cases reported for 16.1.1. You have to check it out yourself. If it doesn’t work you can downgrade.
Camera 1x and flash are not working
Thanks for reporting? When did this happen? After update? What iOS version are you on now? Have you tried to force restart your device?
Honestly same here grace. Please help iPhone 12 currently on iOS 16.1.1 camera not working but works on iOS 15.6/15.7 WhatsApp +(number hidden)
Sorry to hear this. You can still downgrade to iOS 15 and get the camera functionality back. Here is how to:
Upgrade iPhone 12 mini and the camera and flashlight are not working at all. Really mad at this.
Sorry to hear this. Are you on iOS 16.1.1? You can still downgrade to iOS 15.
ios16 (including current beta 16.2a) breaks 3rd party touchscreens (on my iPhone X). Ghost clicking.. completely unusable. Tried a clean restore which has worked for some, no dice. Only option is to downgrade to 15.7. Oh, wait. I can’t. The lower half of my phone is useless, including adding urls, lock passwords. Many people are having the same issue.
Thanks for reporting. I have some good new though. There’s still a workaround available to downgrade to iOS 15. Here is how to: