Download: iOS 16.5.1 OTA Update, IPSW Links Released
You can now download iOS 16.5.1 OTA update and IPSW file links for your iPhone and iPad. Here are the details.
As you may know by now, Apple has today made iOS 16.5.1 available for download.
Apple’s iOS 16.5.1 update is now available for download alongside iPadOS 16.5.1 with both updates arriving around a month after the software that they replace. Neither of these releases are here to bring big new features, however, with Apple saying that the updates are all about fixing things that are already broken thanks to previous releases.
According to Apple’s release notes the updates include important security fixes as well as a fix for a big that prevented charging with the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. That issue first started to crop up when iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 were released to the public a month ago and it’s perhaps taken Apple a little longer to fix it than you might expect.
The reason for that could well be the ongoing development of something bigger — the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates were being worked on at that time and needed to be ready for an initial beta release on June 5.
As for updating to iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1, we’d suggest that everyone does that as soon as possible to make sure they have these fixes applied. The OTA updates can be downloaded easily by going to Settings > General > Software Update. The IPSW files are also available for those who prefer to do their updates the old-fashioned manual way via iTunes or the Finder, too.