Apple is releasing iOS 15.7.4 for older iPhones and iPads

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Do you still have an iPhone 6s or an iPad mini 4? Then you can also update those devices now. Apple has released iOS 15.7.4 with important bug fixes. And there are also updates for the Mac. Editors iCulture.nl – 27 March 2023, 20:25 whatsappfacebooktwittertelegramlinkedinmailprint

Once in a while, Apple releases a new iOS and iPadOS update for people with a somewhat older model. These are models that can no longer be updated to the latest version (currently iOS 16 and iPadOS 16), but are still in use by a relatively large number of people. Consider, for example, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s series, which have not been able to be updated to the latest major update since last September. Especially for those people, there is now iOS 15.7.4 and iPadOS 15.7.4.

These macOS updates are also here
For the Mac, Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.6.4 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.5 also released two important security updates. So update your Mac as soon as possible, because according to Apple, the vulnerabilities were actually exploited.

iOS 15.7.4 update released

According to the release notes, this is an important update, in which several security vulnerabilities have been resolved. The update appears on the devices listed below, which can no longer be updated to iOS 16. It concerns these models:

  • iPhone 6s (Plus)
  • iPhone 7 ( Plus)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation, 2016)
  • iPod touch (7th generation, 2019)

For iPad, you can install iPadOS 15.7 Download .4 on these models:

  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air 2

In this update, Apple ensures that devices that are not on iOS 16 are still well protected against the most recent leaks and vulnerabilities.

The official release notes of the updates are as follows:

This update contains important security updates and is recommended for all users.
Information about the security aspects of Apple software updates can be found on this page:
https://support. apple.com/kb/HT201222

As can be read in the release notes, this is a general update. We recommend updating. If you have an iPhone 8 or newer, you can install iOS 16.4.

Download iOS 15.7.4

To download iOS 15.7.4, do the following:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Software update. Wait until the update appears.
  2. Tap Download and install.
  3. Wait until your device has rebooted and the installation is complete.

< p>You can also perform the update through iTunes or the Finder. To do this, connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC with a cable and open iTunes or the Finder in macOS Catalina and newer. Click on your connected device and choose Check for update. The update will then be downloaded and then installed on your device.

See also

Update iPhone: How to install the latest iOS version

How to update the software on your iPhone to the latest version from iOS? In this tip we explain how updating the iPhone works, with or without a computer.

Why don't I see the update (yet)?
It can sometimes take a while before you see the update on your device. This has to do with the fact that Apple is rolling out these updates in phases. You can read about this in this article: This is why it takes longer for iOS updates to be installed automatically. If you are unable to update iOS after a while, read our article on iOS installation problems.

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iOS update installation failed: how to fix ?

Are you running into iOS installation issues with the latest iOS update? Is the latest iOS update not showing up on your iPhone? We will help you if iOS updates cannot be downloaded and installed and if other problems occur.

Note: keep the responses on-topic, concrete and clear for others. Personal status updates on whether your download started/successful add nothing to the discussion. It may also take a little longer before the update is visible. You do not have to report this either. These comments will be deleted.