Apple Is No Longer Signing iOS 13.6.1 Following The Release of iOS 13.7
Apple’s recent release of iOS 13.7 is now the only version of iOS that people can install after the company stopped signing iOS 13.6.1. Anyone wanting to restore an iPhone will now need to install iOS 13.7 and no downgrades are available.
The release of iOS 13.7 was an unexpected one and it brings with it Exposure Notifications that no longer require and kind of app to be installed in order to work.
With the feature enabled, users will receive COVID-19 notifications based on the guidelines set by their local health authorities.
Those who want to downgrade iOS are now out of luck. Most people looking to downgrade tend to do it to allow jailbreaking, something Apple tends to try to prevent. The arrival of iOS 13.6.1 was an important one in its own right, too, with a fix for the strange green tint that some people saw on their iPhone screens. Apple said the issue was heat-related but didn’t go into detail.
All of this of course also applies to iPadOS, with iPadOS 13.7 now the only version of the software available. Apple does have iOS 14 in the works as well, with developer and public betas available right now.
We expect that update to be made available to everyone around the globe within the next few weeks. Apple hasn’t yet confirmed exactly when it will happen, however.