iOS 10.2.1 Update Released for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Jan 23, 2017 - 4 Comments

iOS 10.2.1 software update

Apple has released iOS 10.2.1 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The update includes multiple bug fixes and security enhancements and is therefore recommended that users install the system software update.


Separately, Apple also released software updates to MacOS 10.12.3, tvOS 10.1.1, and watchOS 3.1.3.

Be sure to backup your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch before beginning any software update with iOS. The easiest way to do that is with iCloud through the Settings app, but you can also backup with iTunes on a computer.

How to Download & Update iOS 10.2.1

Backup your iPhone or iPad before installing the software update:

  1. Open the “Settings” app and go to “Software Update”
  2. Choose “Download and Install” when iOS 10.2.1 becomes available

iOS 10.2.1 software update

The device will reboot to complete the installation.

Users can also choose to update their iPhone and iPad with iTunes and a computer.

iOS 10.2.1 IPSW Direct Download Links

Advanced users can manually update by using IPSW files to install the software update. IPSW firmware files are hosted on Apple servers, available at the links below:

For other Apple hardware, Apple has also released MacOS 10.12.3 update for Mac users running Sierra, and watchOS 3.1.3 for Apple Watch and tvOS 10.1.1 for Apple TV.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News

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  1. HoooooRay says:

    New Emoji!

  2. cons says:

    is manual update safe?

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