iOS 16.7.8 & iPadOS 16.7.8 Updates for Older iPhones & iPads Available

May 14, 2024 - Leave a Comment

 iOS 16.7.8 is for older iPhone and iPad devices

Alongside iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5, Apple has also released iOS 16.7.8 and iPadOS 16.7.8 updates for older model iPhone and iPads. iOS 16.7.8 and iPadOS 16.7.8 include security fixes and do not appear to have any other changes.

iOS 16.7.8 and iPadOS 16.7.8 are available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 5th gen, iPad Pro 9.7″, and iPad Pro 12.9″ 1st gen. Newer iPhone and iPad models can find iOS 17.5 available instead.

How to Download & Install iOS 16.7.8 / iPadOS 16.7.8 Updates

You can update to iOS 16.7.8 or iPadOS 16.7.8 directly on eligible devices:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Choose “General”
  3. Go to “Software Update”
  4. Select to update and install iOS 16.7.8 or iPadOS 16.7.8

As usual, the iPhone or iPad must restart to finish updating.

IPSW Files for iOS 16.7.8 & iPadOS 16.7.8

  • Updating…

Release Notes for iOS 16.7.8

Release notes for the iOS 16.7.8 and iPadOS 16.7.8 are brief:

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

If interested in the security details, you can read more at

If you’re running a newer iPhone or iPad, you will find iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 updates available to download instead.

Mac users will also find updates as MacOS Sonoma 14.5, MacOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacOS Monterey 12.7.5, while Apple Watch users can update to watchOS 10.5, and Apple TV to tvOS 17.5.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News

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