iOS 11.2.6 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone and iPad [IPSW Download Links]
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.
- Open the “Settings” app and go to “General” and then to “Software Update”
- When ‘iOS 11.2.6’ is shown as available, tap to “Download & Install”
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.
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch model
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd generation model
- iPad 9.7 inch standard model, not pro
- iPad Pro 9.7 inch model
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air 1
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6th generation
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
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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.