iOS Deferral Calculator

Apple allows iOS updates to be deferred by up to 90 days from release.

Anything in red can no longer be deferred.


VersionRelease DateDays Since ReleaseDeferral Limit DateMax Profile Days*
iOS 16.0.2 22 Sep 20228 days21 December 202283
iOS 16.0.1 15 Sep 202215 days14 December 202276
iOS 1612 Sep 202218 days11 December 202273
iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.712 Sep 202218 days11 December 202273
iOS 12.5.631 Aug 202230 days29 November 202261
iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.117 Aug 202244 days15 November 202247
iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.620 Jul 202272 days18 October 202219
iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.516 May 2022137 days14 August 2022N/A

* If deploying a deferral today, this is the maximim days that the version can be blocked for.

Useful Links

Managing software updates for Apple devices

VMware Tech Zone Operatonal Tutorial - Managing iOS Updates