iOS 15.7.3, iPadOS 15.7.3, iOS 12.5.7 Updates Released for Older iPhone & iPad

Jan 23, 2023 - 4 Comments

iOS 15.7.3, iPadOS 15.7.3, iOS 12.5.7

Apple has released iOS 15.7.3 for iPhone, iPadOS 15.7.3 for iPad, and iOS 12.5.7 for older iPhone and iPad models. These updates are available for devices that are not running iOS 16.3 or iPadOS 16.3, either because they have not updated, or because they are unable to run the latest iOS/iPadOS versions.

Each of these system software updates contain important security fixes and are recommended for all users of older devices to install.

Separately, Apple also released iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2, macOS Monterey 12.6.3, macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, and updates to watchOS and tvOS

How to Download & Install iOS/iPadOS 15.7.3 or iOS 12.5.7 Update

First backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud, Finder in MacOS, or iTunes on Windows before beginning.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Choose “Software Update”
  4. Select “Download & Install” when “iOS 15.7.3” or ‘iOS 12.5.7’ shows as available

The device will need to reboot to complete installation.

If you are currently running any version of iOS 16 or iPadOS 16, you will not be able to install any version of iOS 15.7.3, iPadOS 15.7.3, or iOS 12.5.7 on your device, nor will you see those updates available.

iOS 15.7.3 / iPadOS 15.7.3 Compatibility

iOS 15.7.3 is compatible with all models of iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X XS and XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone SE, and iPod touch 7th generation.

iPadOS 15.7.3 is compatible with all models of iPad Pro, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 6th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later.

iOS 12.5.7 Compatibility

iOS 12.4.5 is limited to specific model devices, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch 6th generation.

iOS 15.7.3 / iPadOS 15.7.3 IPSW Download Links

iOS 12.5.7 IPSW Download Links

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. Kevin says:

    Apple just did the same thing today with all newer iPad that can run IOS 16 there no ios 15.7.3. And can only go to ios 16.3 So the last IOS 15 update was ios 15.7.2 for these devices. Apple did the same with all newer iPhone and made ios 15.7.1 the last ios 15 version for those devices and was able to only go to 16.2 at that time back in December 2022. Luckly I updated my iPad pro 9.7 just in time about 2 weeks ago so I can stay on ios 15. As for my iPhone 11 I went and download ios 16.2 fron ios 15.7.1 which was also 2 weeks ago and there no going back to ios 15

    • Paul says:

      iOS 15.7.3 is available for any device running iOS 15 through the Software Update mechanism, you have to scroll below the iOS 16 update to see it. If a device is currently running iOS 16.x then it can not install iOS 15.7.3.

      • Jim says:

        What he means is an iPhone that currently is on ios 15.7.1 that is also capable of upgrading to iOS 16 cannot get the 15.7.3 update.

        I’m using my iPhone 13 mini with iOS 15.7.1 and I too cannot get the 15.7.3 update. It only shows iOS 16.3 basically forcing people to switch to iOS 16 when there is no real incentive for alot of people to go for it. Typical anti consumer practices from Apple yet again.

      • bman says:

        no i also cant find iOS 15.7.3 in my update option and am running 15.7.1 on iphone 13 pro max

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