Apple has released a new iOS 15.7.2 update for iPhone and the software brings some significant changes to iPhones still on iOS 15.
iOS 15.7.2 is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7and iPhone 7+. It is not available for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone SE 2, iPhone SE3, iPhone 12mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Maxor iPhone 13 series.
Like the previous version of iOS 15, iOS 15.7.2 is a points upgrade. It is a minor release aimed at fixing security vulnerabilities. With that in mind, we want to show you everything you need to know about Apple’s latest iOS 15 update for the iPhone.
In this guide, we’ll take you through iOS 15.7.2 changes, current software performance, iOS 15.7.2 issues, iOS 15.7.2 jailbreak status, and more. We’ll start with some quick thoughts on iOS 15.7.2’s performance.
iOS 15.7.2 review
If your iPhone is currently running iOS 15.7.1, you will see the smallest download size for iOS 15.7.2.
The exact size of the iOS 15.7.2 download depends on your iPhone model and the version of iOS currently running. If your iPhone is running an older version of iOS, you may see a larger download because your update contains the changes from the updates you skipped.
If you are using a higher version of iOS 15.7.1, the installation process will take up to 10 minutes. It took about six minutes to install on an iPhone 7.
We’ve been running iOS 15.7.2 on an iPhone 7 for several weeks now, and here’s what we’ve learned about the software’s performance so far:
- Battery life is stable.
- Wi-Fi connectivity is fast and reliable.
- Bluetooth works normally.
- GPS and mobile data are both stable.
- Third-party apps including Netflix, Dark Sky, Twitter, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Chrome, and Spotify currently work fine.
- First party apps like Safari and Podcasts are also stable.
- iOS 15.7.2 currently feels as fast as iOS 15.7.1.
If you have been experiencing bugs and/or performance issues on iOS 15.7.1 or an older version of iOS 15, you may want to install the iOS 15.7.2 update on your iPhone today.
If you need help making up your mind, check out our reasons to do and not install the iOS 15.7.2 update on your iPhone now.
iOS 15.7.2 Problems
iOS 15.7.2 is causing problems for some iPhone users. Some issues are brand new and others are carried over from older versions of iOS 15.
The current list of iOS 15.7.2 issues includes weird battery drain, setup issues, UI lag, Touch ID issues, and issues with 1st and 3rd party apps.
If you’re running into a problem on iOS 15.7.2, check out our list of solutions to the most common iOS 15 problems. We also released some tips that can help you improve your phone’s performance and some tips that can help you fix iOS 15 poor battery life.
Apple recently stopped signing on iOS 15.7.1, which means you won’t be able to revert your iPhone’s software back to the previous version of iOS 15 if iOS 15.7.2 starts causing problems. You also can’t downgrade to anything older than iOS 15.7.1.
Keep this in mind if you’re having a good experience with your current version of iOS 15. Once you make the switch to iOS 15.7.2, there’s no going back.
For more information on the downgrade process, check out our guide.
iOS 15.7.2 Features
Apple’s point upgrades (xxx) tend to focus on bug fixes, which is exactly what iOS 15.7.2 brings to older iPhones.
The official change log states that the update brings important security patches for iPhone users and you can read more about it Apple’s security site.
iOS 15.7.2 has no known features or bug fixes on board.
iOS 15.7.2 jailbreak
Developers have finally released a tool that is compatible with iOS 15 and iOS 16, but it only works with certain iPhone models.
The new palera1n jailbreak is based on checkm8 and works with all versions of iOS between iOS 15.0 and iOS 16.2. Currently it only works with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
Not many tweaks are available yet and there are some caveats, but at least a jailbreak option is now available for those who still like to jailbreak.
It is unclear whether iOS 15.7.2 will be the final version of iOS 15. Apple could choose to push additional versions of iOS 15 in 2023, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
It looks like it won’t be pushing additional iOS 15 upgrades to iPhone 8 and later in the future. That said, we could still see releases for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE later on.
The company has released its new iOS 16 operating system and the software is currently available for download if you own a compatible iPhone model (iPhone 8 and newer).
For more information on the iOS 16 update, check out our guide.
4 reasons not to install iOS 16.3 and 11 reasons why you should
Install iOS 16.3 for better security
If security is important to you, consider installing Apple’s iOS 16.3 update right away.
iOS 16.3 brings 12 new security patches (including one for the Weather app) and you can learn more about them here.
In addition, the software comes with physical security key support for Apple ID. It allows you to improve your account security by requiring a physical security key as part of the sign-in process with two-factor authentication on new devices. Read more about the change here.
If you skipped iOS 16.2, you’ll get the changes with iOS 16.3. iOS 16.2 brought with it a ton of important security patches and you can dig deeper into the details Apple’s security site.
The update also brought end-to-end encryption to iCloud, iMessage, iPhone backups, Notes, Photos, and more. If you want to know more about it, go to Apple’s guide.
If you decide not to install iOS 16.1.2, you will get the corresponding security patch with your upgrade. Read more about it here.
If you skipped iOS 16.1.1, you’ll get the corresponding security patches when you upgrade. You can learn more about it here.
If you missed the iOS 16.1 update, 19 security patches have been brought to iPhone and you can learn more about the specifics of them on Apple’s website.
If you couldn’t download iOS 16.0.3, there was one security patch on board, a fix for a possible exploit in the Mail app. For more information about the solution, check out Apple’s security site.
If you’re still running iOS 15 on your iPhone, you’ll get some other patches when you upgrade.
iOS 16.0 brought a bunch of security patches to the iPhone. If you’re interested in the exact nature of these improvements, read on Apple’s security website.
In addition to those patches, iOS 16 brings some additional privacy and security improvements, including Safety Check, which Apple says will “help people in domestic or intimate partner violence situations review and reset the access they have granted others. ”
The feature also resets system privacy permissions for apps and restricts Messages and FaceTime to the available device.
Apple has also made some improvements to Passkeys in Safari. iOS 16 brings a brand new login method that is end-to-end encrypted and safe from phishing and data breaches.