iOS 16.6.1, macOS Ventura 13.5.2, iPadOS 16.6.1 Released

Sep 7, 2023 - 3 Comments

Apple has released a series of software updates for various devices, including iOS 16.6.1 for iPhone, MacOS Ventura 13.5.2 for Mac, and iPadOS 16.6.1 for iPad. The updates appear to be include important security fixes for actively exploited issues, and no new features are included.

These small point release updates arrive ahead of the major new releases of iOS/iPadOS 17 and MacOS Sonoma 14 that are set to be released as soon as next week at the planned September 12 Apple event.

How to Download & Install iOS 16.6.1 / iPadOS 16.6.1

As always, backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud, Finder, or to a computer before installing any software update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
  2. Choose “General”
  3. Choose “Software Update”
  4. Choose to “Download and Install” for iOS 16.6.1 / iPadOS 16.6.1

You will need to restart your iPhone or iPad to finish installation of iOS 16.6.1 and iPadOS 16.6.1

If you are currently running iOS 17 or ipadOS 17, you will not see any updates for iOS 16.x or iPadoS 16.x

Optionally, users can install the updates with a computer by using a USB cable and updating through Finder or by using IPSW files.

iOS 16.6.1 IPSW Download Links

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iPadOS 16.6.1 IPSW Download Links

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iOS 16.6.1 / iPadOS 16.6.1 Release Notes

Release notes for iOS 16.6.1 and iPadOS 16.6.1 are short and mention security updates:

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

How to Download & Install MacOS Ventura 13.5.2 Update

Always back up your Mac with Time Machine before installing updates to system software.

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and choose “System Settings”
  2. Select “General”
  3. Select “Software Update”
  4. Select to “Update Now” for macOS Ventura 13.5.2

As usual, the Mac will need to restart to complete installation of the update.

If you are actively running Sonoma, you will not see updates for Ventura.

Download MacOS Ventura 13.5.2 Full Installer

A full package installer file can also be downloaded for macOS Ventura 13.5.2:

MacOS Ventura 13.5.2 Release Notes

Release notes for MacOS Ventura 13.5.2 are short:

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

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit:

If you’re an Apple Watch user, you will also find a small software update available for watchOS.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Mac OS, News


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  1. John says:

    No issues so far on iPhone 13 or iPad 9th gen. But 13.5.2 is messing with my M1 MacBook Air causing Safari to freeze up briefly. Only with a few sites, but this just started happening after I did update. I did not notice this occurring on my M1 Mac mini with Safari at least not yet.

  2. John says:

    Pretty hefty download for just a security update on my Mac’s. Gee, I hope it doesn’t break anything this time. Fingers crossed.

  3. macaria says:

    The link for macOS Ventura 13.5.2 InstallAssistant.pkg is takes me to this page
    : This page can’t be found

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