Following last month’s release of iOS 12.2, Apple today has officially stopped signing iOS 12.1.4. This means it is no longer possible to downgrade from iOS 12.2 to the previous version of iOS.
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Apple generally stops signing older releases of iOS within a few weeks of releasing an update to the public. iOS 12.2 was officially released on March 25th in conjunction with Apple’s “It’s show time” event at Steve Jobs Theater.
When Apple stops signing an iOS version, it means users are no longer able to downgrade to that version via iTunes. Downgrading is common among users who are waiting on jailbreak updates, but the functionality is sometimes also useful to those who experience significant bugs after updating to the newest version of iOS.
iOS 12.2 includes a handful of new features such as Apple News+, new Animoji characters, support for the new AirPods and Powerbeats Pro, and more. The update had been in beta testing since the beginning of this year.
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