iOS 7.1.2 Update Released [IPSW Download Links]
iOS 7.1.2 has been released by Apple, available for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that are compatible with iOS 7. The update includes multiple bug fixes and security updates, and is recommended for all users to install. Additionally, an update to Apple TV versioned as 6.2 is available.
The official release notes accompanying the download are quite short, listed below:
“• Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
• Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
• Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments”
There are multiple ways to update and install iOS 7.1.2, OTA is usually the easiest, but users can also choose to update through iTunes automatically or with IPSW files.
Update to iOS 7.1.2 with OTA or iTunes
The easiest way for most users to download and update to iOS 7.1.2 is through OTA (Over-The-Air) Update, this is done directly on the iPhone or iPad:
- Go to the “Settings” app and then to “General”
- Choose “Software Update” and select “Download & Install”
The OTA update is quite small and weighs in around 25MB, but nonetheless requires 1GB of available storage capacity to install.
Users can also choose to install the iOS 7.1.2 update through iTunes by tethering their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a computer with a USB cable. iTunes will automatically detect the software update is available and request to install. This will circumvent the storage capacity limit if the device is full, which can be quite helpful or many users.
Always back up the device to iTunes and/or iCloud before installing a system software update, it’s usually that something will go wrong but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Apple TV users can update to 6.2 through iTunes or on device through Settings > Software Update.
iOS 7.1.2 IPSW Download Links
For users who prefer to update their iOS devices using IPSW firmware files, the following IPSW links can be used to pull the firmware directly from Apple servers. For best results, right-click and choose to “Save As”
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM 3,2)
- iPhone 4 (GSM 3,1)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA 3,3)
- iPad Air (5th gen Wi-Fi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th gen Wi-Fi)
- iPad 4 (CDMA)
- iPad 4 (GSM)
- iPad (4th gen Wi-Fi)
- iPad Mini (CDMA)
- iPad Mini (GSM)
- iPad Mini (Wi-Fi)
- iPad Mini 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
- iPad Mini 2 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi + Cellular GSM)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi + Cellular CDMA)
- iPad 2 (Wi-Fi 2,4)
- iPad 2 (Wi-Fi 2,1)
- iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular GSM)
- iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th gen)
Installing iOS updates with IPSW files is fairly easy but considered somewhat advanced, most users are better served using the OTA update mechanism directly on their iPhone or iPad hardware.