Apple stopped signing iOS 16.1 and iOS 16.1.1 with the release of the iOS 16.1.2 upgrade. This implies that users of iOS 16.1.2 or subsequent operating systems on the iPhone and iPad can no longer downgrade.
With numerous new additions and improvements, including iCloud Shared Library, Live Activities, Fitness+ for iPhone buyers, and more, iOS 16.1 was made available in October. In November, Apple released iOS 16.1.1, which also included security updates and bug fixes.
On November 30th, Apple launched 16.1.2 to improve wireless carrier compatibility and the Crash Detection feature for the iPhone 14. Apple will soon make iOS 16.2 available to the whole public at the same time. The latest Freeform application, enhancements to the Home application, Apple Music Sing, additional Always-on settings for users of the iPhone 14 Pro, and others will all be included in the update.
iOS 16.1 Has A Downgrade Possibility
Many who tweak their iPads and iPhones frequently use the ability to roll back to earlier iOS builds. Clients who encounter serious bugs after updating to the most recent iOS version may find it helpful to restore an Apple device to an earlier iOS version.
Although it is difficult to return to 16.1, there is still a method to downgrade from 16.1.2 to iOS 15. This is so that users of iOS 15.7.1 can continue to get security updates from Apple. Using a PC or Mac to downgrade an iPad or iPhone is necessary.
Apple has previously given users a choice to continue using an older iOS version. Users could use iOS 14 for an extended period after iOS 15 was released last year, while Apple continued to release security patches. To what extent iOS 15.7.1 would be an alternative to iOS 16 is unclear.