iOS 11.2.6 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone and iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Feb 19, 2018 - 5 Comments

iOS Software updates

Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad. The software update is intended to fix a bug that causes a specific Telugu character from crashing an iOS device. Additionally, the small system software update patches a bug where some third party apps are not connecting to external accessories.

Separately, Apple has also released macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra Supplemental Update, tvOS 11.2.6, and watchOS 4.2.4, with each of those updates also patching the same corresponding bug.

How to Install iOS 11.2.6 Update

The simplest way to install iOS 11.2.6 is through the Software Update mechanism available via the Settings app in iOS.

Always be sure to back up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud or iTunes, or both, before installing any software update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app and go to “General” and then to “Software Update”
  2. When ‘iOS 11.2.6’ is shown as available, tap to “Download & Install”

iOS 11.2.6 software update

The device will automatically reboot when the installation has completed.

Users can also install the iOS 11.2.6 software update through iTunes, or with IPSW firmware files available from Apple as well.

iOS 11.2.6 IPSW Firmware Download Links

The IPSW files linked below are hosted by Apple on Apple servers, for best results, right-click and “Save As” and be sure the file has a .ipsw file extension.

Installing iOS updates with IPSW is fairly easy but is generally considered to be more advanced, and is certainly not a necessary procedure to install a software update.

iOS 11.2.6 Release Notes

The brief release notes accompanying the download of iOS 11.2.6 are as follows:

iOS 11.2.6 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update:

– Fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash

– Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, …

Separately, Apple has released a Supplemental Update to macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra with a patch for the same bug, along with minor software updates tvOS 11.2.6 and watchOS 4.2.3 with the same bug fix as well.

tvOS and watchOS can be updated to the latest versions through their respective Settings apps.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News

5 Comments

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  1. TV says:

    Whe will they fix the GPS tracking problem/bug?

  2. John Brooks says:

    The DJI Phantom 2 VisionPlus has the capability to link to an iPhone to show real time images and provide some control interface. This feature appears to have stopped working for many people around the world.

    Is it likely that this update will fix the issue?

  3. Sally says:

    Still has created so so many more bugs than fixes. Pathetic.

  4. gulabganook says:

    i want to update my iphone4 in higher version

  5. MarkNiel says:

    I can’t download ios zip file
    How can i download it please help me

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