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Apple is no longer signing iOS 13.6, leaving iOS 13.6.1 as your only option

iPhone automatic update option
iPhone automatic update option (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is no longer signing iOS 13.6.
  • The only version now available is iOS 13.6.1.
  • That's until iOS 14 lands, of course.

Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.6, meaning anyone who wants to install iOS afresh will need to update to iOS 13.6.1. It also means there is no longer a way to downgrade to iOS 13.6, too.

Apple sometimes stops signing older versions of iOS to ensure people are using the latest and greatest update. That could be to ensure people aren't running an insecure or unstable version of the software, but it's also often a step Apple takes to try and prevent jailbreaking.

The iOS 13.6.1 update brought with it a few changes (opens in new tab), not least one that should prevent iPhones from eating into their own data for no discernable reason. It also fixed an issue that saw some iPhone owners experience an odd green tint to their screen.

iOS 13.6.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone.

  • Addresses an issue where unneeded system data files might not be automatically deleted when available storage is low
  • Fixes a thermal management issue that caused some displays to exhibit a green tint
  • Fixes an issue where Exposure Notifications could be disabled for some users
Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.