iOS 15.7.6 & iPadOS 15.7.6 Updates Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models

May 19, 2023 - 3 Comments

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 continue to receive security updates

Apple has released iOS 15.7.6 and iPadOS 15.7.6 for older iPhone and iPad models that are not running the just released iOS/iPadOS 16.5 versions. The small updates include important security updates and therefore are recommended to install for any eligible device.

Similarly, Apple has released MacOS Monterey 12.6.6 and MacOS Big Sur 11.7.7 for Macs not running Ventura or the MacOS Ventura 13.4 update. iOS 16.5 update and iPadOS 16.5 update are also available for newer iPhone and iPad models, along with updates to watchOS, tvOS, and homepodOS.

iOS 15.7.6 & iPadOS 15.7.6 Device Compatibility

iOS 15.7.6 and iPadOS 15.7.6 are available for the following devices; iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).

Newer devices can download and install iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates instead.

How to Download & Install iOS 15.7.6 / iPadOS 15.7.6 Update

Be sure to backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud, to Finder in MacOS, or iTunes/Apple Devices on Windows, before starting any system software update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General”, then choose “Software Update”
  3. Choose to “Download & Install” for iOS 15.7.6 or iPadOS 15.7.6

You may need to scroll below iOS 16 to see the iOS 15.7.6 update available.

Installing the software update requires the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to restart.

iOS 15.7.6 / iPadOS 15.7.6 IPSW Download Links

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iOS 15.7.6 Release Notes

Release notes accompanying iOS 15.7.5 / iPadOS 15.7.5 are brief:

This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Separately, Apple released macOS Monterey 12.6.6 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.7 for Macs not running the Ventura operating system, macOS Ventura 13.4, iOS 16.5, iPadOS 16.5, watchOS 9.5, and tvOS 16.5.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. M duncan says:

    Got notification of 15.7.6 and approved the install. Now I have no cellular service and when I try to install, I get a failure to verify the software due to no internet connection. I can browse anywhere on the web with the iphone 7 so I know I have internet connections. No one will talk at Apple so I guess I’ll have to replace the phone. I only went to IOS devices because my hearing aids would only work with IOS devices. Now they work with Android too so not sure I’m going back to Apple devices.

    • Paul says:

      You might try restarting the iPhone first, that often fixes iPhone issues.

      You can also force restart and then go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset network settings, and then rebooting the iPhone.

      If that does not solve the problem, you can also try to reset all settings, but it’s a hassle because you have to configure any specific settings again.

      There are many Android phones out there, but to leave the Apple ecosystem means losing a lot of seamless functionality, which is either not appealing or too costly for many of us; between iMessages, FaceTime, iCloud, Apple Card, etc, it’s hard to leave that seamless experience, particularly if you also own a Mac, iPad, and/or other Apple devices.

  2. L SEAGER says:

    Apple forced this update by closing down my phone so i couldnt call anyone`. now my phone is telling me my iphone has been updated and i cant access anything or even turn the phone off`. i never asked for an update i was happy managing what i had.

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