iOS 15.7.8 and iPadOS 15.7.8 Released for Older iPhone & iPad

Jul 27, 2023 - 2 Comments

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

Apple has released iOS 15.7.8 and iPadOS 15.7.8 for older model iPhone and iPad devices that are not able to run the latest iOS 16.6 & iPadOS 16.6 updates.

The small software updates include security fixes, and are therefore recommended for all eligible users to download and install onto their devices.

Additionally, macOS Ventura 13.5, iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6, macOS Monterey 12.6.8, and macOS Big Sur 11.7.9 are also available as updates.

iOS 15.7.8 & iPadOS 15.7.8 Device Compatibility

iOS 15.7.8 and iPadOS 15.7.8 are available only for the following devices: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th generation), iPod touch (7th generation).

Newer iPhone and iPad models will find iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 available instead.

How to Download & Install iOS 15.7.8 / iPadOS 15.7.8 Update

Before starting any system software update, always backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud, Finder on Mac, or iTunes/Apple Devices on Windows PC.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General”, then select “Software Update”
  3. Select to “Download & Install” for iOS 15.7.8 or iPadOS 15.7.8

A restart is required for installation to complete.

iOS 15.7.8 / iPadOS 15.7.8 IPSW Download Links

Users can also choose to manually update through ISPW files if they prefer to:

  • Updating…

iOS 15.7.8 Release Notes

Release notes for iOS 15.7.8 / iPadOS 15.7.8 mention security fixes and are otherwise very short:

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:

Other Apple devices have also received recent software updates, including macOS Ventura 13.5, iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6, macOS Big Sur 11.7.9, macOS Monterey 12.6.8, watchOS x.x, and tvOS 16.6.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. Rechie Arnado says:

    What Xcode version matches with iOS version 15.7.8? and I used macOS Monterey 12.6.8

  2. Rechie Arnado says:

    what Xcode version match with iOS version 15.7.8

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