The iOS 15.7 release date for iPhone is nearly here which means iPhone users should start prepping for the software’s arrival.
Apple’s confirmed the next iOS 15 upgrade for iPhone. iOS 15.7 is a milestone update and it will likely bring under-the-hood improvements to iPhone users.
The company’s pushed iOS 15.7 into beta testing for developers. It’s not available to those enrolled in the company’s public Beta Software Program. The Beta Software Program is free to anyone with a compatible device and Apple ID.
iOS 15.7 is an exciting update and one that iPhone users should have their eyes on as we push deeper into the month.
iOS 15.7 Release Date
Apple hasn’t confirmed the iOS 15.7 release date but it will arrive soon. Apple is currently on its final version of the iOS 15.7 beta which means the official release is imminent.
At this point we expect the iOS 15.7 release date to land on the same day Apple releases iOS 16. Note that we probably won’t get a concrete release date from Apple ahead of time.
With the iOS 15.7 release date on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about the firmware’s arrival. In this guide we’ll outline some tips and tricks that will come in handy as we close in on the next iOS 15 update for iPhone.
- Prepare for the iOS 15.7 Release Date
- Get Familiar with iOS 15.7
- Avoid the iOS 15.7 Beta
- Monitor Feedback
- iOS 15.7 Release Time
- iOS 15.7 Download Size
- Prepare for iOS 15.7 Problems
- Be Ready to Downgrade
- Keep Your Apps Updated
- Take Your Time
- Avoid iOS 15.7 If You Jailbreak
Prepare for the iOS 15.7 Release Date
If you plan to install iOS 15.7 on your iPhone right away, you should use this time to prepare yourself, and your device, for its arrival.
The iOS 15.7 download will likely be fairly large. If you don’t have enough storage available on your iPhone, iOS will temporarily remove downloadable parts of applications installed on your phone. Sometimes this isn’t enough and you will then be forced to manually delete files.
If you’re getting low on storage, do some cleanup. Go into your iPhone’s storage and delete files (things like photos, apps, etc) you no longer need. This will help make room for iOS 15.7. There’s a chance it improves your iPhone’s overall performance as well.
Data loss issues are fairly rare, but you’ll want to err on the side of caution and backup all of your data before you move your iPhone to iOS 15.7.
If you want to install iOS 15.7 when it officially drops, your iPhone will need a solid charge. Make sure your phone has at least a 50% charge or you’re positioned near a charger.
Finally, make sure you have your Apple ID and other logins handy. There’s always a chance the installation logs you out of apps and services so you’ll want to have those on hand so you can get right back to using them.
Get Familiar with iOS 15.7 & Older iOS Updates
You should get familiar with iOS 15.7 before downloading the software.
Apple says iOS 15.7 is focused on improving security which means we probably won’t see any bug fixes or new features on board.
If your iPhone is currently lingering on an older version of iOS, you’ll want to get familiar with the most recent versions of iOS 15 because the changes from any updates you’ve skipped will be baked into your version of iOS 15.7.
Most People Should Avoid the iOS 15.7 Beta
Installing the iOS 15.7 beta on your iPhone might be tempting, but most people should avoid the beta and wait for the official release.
Beta software helps Apple tackle bugs and performance issues before they become major headaches for millions of iPhone users.
It’s fun to try out new features before they’re released to the general public. That said, iOS beta software can bring lots of trouble your way.
The iOS 15.7 beta is causing problems for some testers and you could run into some of the very same issues if you decide to install it on your phone.
While you might be able to fix some issues on your own, other bugs and performance issues will probably require a fix from Apple down the road.
If you rely on your device to get through a day of school or work, you’ll want to stay put on whatever version of iOS you’re currently running on your device.
Monitor Feedback from the iOS 15.7 Beta
Make sure you monitor feedback from beta testers as we push toward the official iOS 15.7 release date.
Monitoring feedback will alert you to potential iOS 15.7 problems and it will also reveal the potential benefits of Apple’s new software. More importantly, it might help you decide if you want to install iOS 15.7 right away or wait.
We’ve seen iOS 15.7 feedback emerge on sites like YouTube, Twitter, and the MacRumors forums so check those sites if you’re curious about the software’s performance.
iOS 15.7 Release Time
If you’ve owned an iPhone for awhile you already know this, but for those of you who are new to the iPhone and iOS, here’s your PSA.
Apple almost always pushes its iOS software updates out in and around 10AM Pacific. That will likely be the case for the final version of iOS 15.7.
We sometimes see iOS updates roll out 5-10 minutes after 10AM so there’s no need to panic if the software doesn’t popup in your Settings right away.
Here’s what that looks like for other time zones in the United States:
- Eastern – 1 PM
- Central – 12 PM
- Mountain – 11AM
Keep this in mind if you plan to install the final version of iOS 15.7 right away.
iOS 15.7 Download Size
We don’t know how big the iOS 15.7 download will be but, again, it will likely require quite a bit of free space.
You can expect long download times, especially right after Apple pushes the software live. The installation process could take quite a bit of time as well.
Once you pull the iOS 15.7 update from Apple’s servers, you might notice a prompt asking you to “Install” the software right now or “Later.” While most of you will probably want to install the software right away, others might benefit from scheduling the installation.
If you do decide to schedule it, you can choose to install it while you’re sleeping or you can have your device remind you to install it at a later date when you’ve got free time to deal with the installation.
If you do decide to install the iOS 15.7 update overnight, you’ll have to plug your iPhone into a power source.
Prepare for iOS 15.7 Problems
iOS 15.7 has gone through Apple’s testing process, but the final version won’t be perfect. Issues will slip through the cracks into the final release.
Common iOS problems include abnormal battery drain, Bluetooth issues, Wi-Fi problems, app instability, UI lag, crashes, and Exchange issues.
These problems appear after every single iOS release and there’s a good chance we’ll see them all popup immediately after iOS 15.7’s release.
It’ll be difficult to predict what kind of performance you’ll get once you move your iPhone to iOS 15.7 so you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared to tackle any issues you encounter on day one and beyond.
We’ve released a list of fixes for common iOS 15 problems. If you don’t consider yourself an iOS expert, you’ll want to bookmark those fixes. We’ve also released guides to fixing bad iOS 15 battery life and iOS 15 performance.
You should also be familiar with Apple’s Discussion forums.
Learn How to Downgrade
If the iOS 15.7 starts causing problems on your iPhone, and you can’t seem to fix the issue(s), you might have to downgrade back to older iOS software.
If you already know how to downgrade, you’re good to go. If you aren’t familiar with the downgrade process, you’ll want to get familiar with it right now. That way, you aren’t scrambling if iOS 15.7 starts acting up on your iPhone.
For more on the downgrade process, take a look at our walkthrough.
Keep Your Apps Updated
If you want the best experience on iOS 15.7, make sure you keep your apps updated.
As we push toward the software’s release, keep an eye out for iOS 15 support updates. These updates should help to stabilize performance and help your device make a smooth transition to new software.
Before you download an app update, make sure you read reviews from users. These reviews will alert you to potential benefits and problems with the latest version.
Take Your Time with iOS 15.7
iOS 15.7 is an exciting upgrade and some of you might be tempted to install the software right when it drops.
For some of you, particularly those dealing with iOS 15 problems, this might be your best course of action. That said, some of you will be better off waiting a few hours, a few days or, in some cases, a few weeks before installing iOS 15.7.
There are plenty of reasons to skip a new iOS software update on day one. For one, iOS updates can wreak havoc on your device’s performance.
If you’re feeling leery, dig into feedback from early adopters. If you’re still undecided, think about waiting.
Avoid iOS 15.7 If You’re Jailbroken
If you’re hoping for an immediate iOS 15.7 jailbreak, don’t hold your breath. Jailbreak developers could surprise us, but we aren’t expecting a release right away.
If you still jailbreak your devices, you’ll need to stay put on an older version of iOS and keep an eye out for new iOS 15 jailbreak details as we push deeper into the year.
Install iOS 15.8.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.8.1 update right away.
iOS 15.8.1 isn't a big update, but it does have a pair of security patches on board. These are important and they will help protect your device from harm.
As for older updates, iOS 15.8 had an important security patch on board.
iOS 15.7.9 brought a new security patch with it. It addressed an issue where hackers could gain access via PassKit (Apple Wallet) image. For more information, head over to Apple's website.
iOS 15.7.8 had 10 security patches on board. These patches are essential if you want to keep your device and its data safe from harm. Apple's outlined the changes in detail and they're worth a look.
iOS 15.7.7 brought three security patches to iPhone models lingering on iOS 15. For more about them, head over to Apple's security site.
iOS 15.7.6 had several security updates on board. For more information about those patches, head here.
The iOS 15.7.5 update patched up actively exploited vulnerabilities making it an extremely important upgrade for your iPhone. To learn more about the patches, check out Apple's guide.
iOS 15.7.4 brought important security fixes to older iPhone models as well. If you want to learn more about these changes, check out Apple's guide.
iOS 15.7.3 also brought a batch of security patches to iPhone. You can learn more about these changes right here.
iOS 15.7.2 brought numerous patches along with it. For more about them, head over to Apple's website for more details.
iOS 15.7.1 update brought 17 security patches with it while iOS 15.7 delivered 11 security patches to iPhone. If you want a look at the details, head over to Apple's security site for more information.
If you missed iOS 15.6.1, it had two security patches on board. You can read more about the pair on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.6 update, it had 30+ security upgrades on board. You can learn more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.5 it brought 27 new security patches to the iPhone. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.
If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars.
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page.
If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.8 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.8 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.
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