What you need to know
- Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.5 after releasing the iOS 14.5.1 bug fix.
- Users who have upgraded to iOS 14.5.1 can no longer downgrade to iOS 14.5.
If you've installed the iOS 14.5.1 bug fix update, you can no longer downgrade to iOS 14.5.
As reported by MacRumors, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.5 after releasing the iOS 14.5.1 bug fix update last week. If you have installed iOS 14.5.1 on your iPhone, you'll no longer be able to downgrade it back to iOS 14.5.
Apple regularly stops signing older versions of iOS and its other operating systems in order to encourage its users to keep their devices up to date to the latest version of the company's software.
If you haven't updated to iOS 14.5 (iOS 14.5.1 at this point), now is a great time to do so. iOS 14.5 was a huge release for the iPhone, bringing new features like the ability to unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask.
You can download iOS 14.5.1 on the iPhone now by heading to Settings > General > Software Update.
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