iOS 10.2.1 Update Released for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]
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:
- Open the “Settings” app and go to “Software Update”
- Choose “Download and Install” when iOS 10.2.1 becomes available
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:
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5
- Phone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro
- 9.7 inch iPad Pro
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad 4
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 4
- iPod touch 6th gen
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.