iOS 11.3

Apple stops signing iOS 11.3

Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.3 on Wednesday, a move that prevents iPhone and iPad users from downgrading or restoring to this particular version of iOS through iTunes.

The Cupertino-based company regularly stops signing older iOS versions just a couple of weeks after releasing a new software update. Given how Apple just released iOS 11.3.1 a little more than a week ago, this news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

iOS 11.3 release notes

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Apple released the iOS 11.3 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with battery health assessment in Settings, the ability to disable Apple's controversial CPU throttling at will and other new features.

Apple releases iOS 11.3 for new iPad

First shipments of the refreshed $329 9.7-inch iPad model which went on sale following yesterday's education event won't arrive until later this week, but that didn't stop Apple from releasing the iOS 11.3 software update solely for the new device.