iOS 8.1.1 Update Available with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]
Apple has released the final version of iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. The iOS update is focused primarily on bug fixes and stability enhancements, though some performance improvements are also said to be included for some older hardware.
The brief download notes mention performance improvements aimed specifically at iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, suggesting other devices will likely not get a speed boost from the update. Most devices will find the iOS 8.1.1 build number to be 12B435, while the iPhone 6 devices build is 12B436.
Users can choose to install the iOS 8.1.1 update in several ways, on-device with OTA, which is recommended for most, with iTunes with the update process, or using ISPW firmware files downloaded from the links below.
Download & Install iOS 8.1.1 with OTA
The simplest way for most users to get iOS 8.1.1 is on the device through OTA updates, as a delta update the size weighs in between 65MB and 200MB, depending on the target device. Always backup your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch before beginning any system update. You will need to be on a wi-fi connection to download the OTA update:
- Go to “Settings” then “General” and to “Software Update”
- Choose “Download and Install” to begin the process
The iOS device will eventually reboot to and you’ll be on the iOS 8.1.1 update.
iOS 8.1.1 IPSW Download Links
Users who wish to install iOS 8.1.1 with iTunes by using IPSW firmware files can use the direct download links below to get the version appropriate to their hardware. Right click and choose “Save As”, be sure the filename has a .ipsw file extension:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5S (CDMA)
- iPhone 5S (GSM)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5C (CDMA)
- iPhone 5C (GSM)
- iPhone 4S
- iPod touch (5th gen)
- iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad Air 2 (Cellular Dualband)
- iPad Air (GSM Cellular)
- iPad Air (Wi-Fi)
- iPad Air (CDMA Cellular)
- iPad 4 (CDMA)
- iPad 4 (GSM)
- iPad 4 Wi-Fi
- iPad Mini (CDMA)
- iPad Mini (GSM)
- iPad Mini (Wi-Fi)
- iPad Mini 2 Retina Wi-Fi + GSM Cellular (iPad 4,5)
- iPad Mini 2 Retina Wi-Fi
- iPad Mini 2 Retina (CDMA, iPad 4,6)
- iPad Mini 3 Retina (iPad 4,9)
- iPad Mini 3 Retina (Wi-Fi)
- iPad Mini 3 Retina (Cellular)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (iPad 2,4)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (iPad 2,1)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
iOS 8.1.1 Release Notes
Release notes accompanying the iOS 8.1.1 download are brief as follows:
This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.
The full release notes with specific bugs and security updates made are available shortly through Apple knowledge base.
A new version of Apple TV software is also available.