In the wake of months of beta testing, Apple released iOS 16 to the general public on Monday. Some users may be eager to get their hands on iOS 16’s brand new lock screen and other features right away, while others may prefer to hold off. This is why Apple is still supporting iOS 15 and releasing security updates even though iOS 16 has been released.
Though iOS 16 is undoubtedly the most exciting update, Apple also released iOS 15.7 for iPhones today. There are no big changes with this update, but it does include bug fixes and security updates for those on iOS 15, and it also gives those users the choice to upgrade to iOS 15.7 or iOS 16.
Apple has allowed users to stay on a previous version of iOS before, so this is not a new feature. Despite the release of iOS 15 last year, customers were given the option to continue using iOS 14 so long as Apple continued to patch vulnerabilities in that operating system. A few months later, though, the corporation stopped offering this choice.
Considering Apple’s insistence at the time that the choice was always meant to be temporary, a similar situation could arise this year. Some users (especially enterprise users) may prefer to wait a few weeks after a new iOS release has been released in case the update breaks any of their apps.
A Suggestion for Remaining on I Os 15.7
The iOS 15.7 update will be prominently displayed on your iPhone when you access the Software Update tab in the Settings app. A new choice, “Upgrade to iOS 16,” has been added. Select the version you wish to install, and then wait for the update to complete. You can prevent your device from updating to iOS 16 if you’re not interested in doing so automatically.
- Launch the Settings application on your Apple device (iPhone, iPod, or iPad).
- Visit the Settings page.
- Select Check for Updates
- Toggle the option for “Automatic Updates”
- Turn off the settings that force iOS updates to be downloaded and installed.
However, you should be aware that Apple may only offer security updates for iOS 15 for a short period. Apple has already stated that iPadOS 16 will be released independently in the month of October.