Apple stops signing iOS 14.5 software version


Apple has stopped supporting the iOS 14.5 software version already. If an user has upgraded to iOS 14.5.1 then it will not be possible to downgrade to iOS 14.5. The iOS 14.5.1 is a bug fix update – a minor update to iOS 14.5 which was a major update which brought the major ‘Ad Tracking Transparency’ feature to the iPhone.

iOS 14.5

Following the release of iOS 14.5.1 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.5, the previously available version of iOS 14 that was released in late April. With iOS 14.5 no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to iOS 14.5 if you’ve already installed iOS 14.5.1.

The iPhone maker is known for not supporting older versions of iOS software versions once new updates are released, so as to keep all of its users up-to-date. MacRumours first reported about Apple having stopped signing the relatively new iOS 14.5 software version. Apple released iOS 14.5.1 point update last week to fix some of the bugs present in the iOS 14.5 version.

Today, Apple released iOS 14.5, and with it came a host of new features for iPhone users. The new update includes the ability to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask, more diverse Siri voices, new privacy controls, skin tone options to better represent couples in emoji, and more.

If you have not updated your iPhone to 14.5/iOS 14.5.1 yet, it is crucial that you do so. The update enables users to basically stop ad tracking on their iPhone. By enabling the option provided by ‘Ad Tracking Transparency’ feature by heading to Settings -> Privacy -> Tracking, users can turn off the option ‘Allow Apps to Request to Track’.


Abhay Ram

Abhay Ram is a News Editor at iLounge. He has been writing about the Apple ecosystem and accessories since 2010. Abhay's work has been featured in various publications. When he's not writing about all things Apple, you can find him playing video games or enjoying a good cup of coffee.