iOS 16.7.2, iPadOS 16.7.2, iOS 15.8, & iPadOS 15.8 Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models

Apple now released a series of software updates for older model iPhone and iPad devices. If you have either not yet updated to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, or are not able to run those versions of system software. The updates will cover important security fixes and are therefore suggested for all users to install, especially if you have not installed iOS 17.1 or iPadOS 17.1 on the iPhone or iPad, respectively.

iOS 16.7.2 and iPadOS 16.7.2 have been made available for iPhone 8 and later, all models of iPad Pro, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later.

Meanwhile, iOS 15.8 and iPadOS 15.8 have been made available for all models of iPhone 6s, all models of iPhone 7, iPhone SE 1st generation, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4th generation, and iPod touch 7th generation.

Steps to Download iOS 16.7.2, iOS 15.8, iPadOS 16.7.2, & iPadOS 15.8 Updates

Follow the steps to download the updates to your device:

  1. First, you will go to the “Settings” app on the iPhone or iPad
  2. Navigate to “General”
  3. Select “Software Update”
  4. Go to update iOS 16.7.2, iOS 15.8, iPadOS 16.7.2, & iPadOS 15.8, depending on your device

IPSW Files for iOS 16.7.2, iOS 15.8, iPadOS 16.7.2, & iPadOS 15.8

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Release Notes for iOS 16.7.2, iOS 15.8, iPadOS 16.7.2, & iPadOS 15.8

Release notes are:

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

If interested in the security details, you can read more at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222