iOS 12.4.7 Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models

May 22, 2020 - 7 Comments

iOS 12.4.7 update

Apple has released iOS 12.4.7 for some older model iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The software update includes security updates, and is specifically aimed at models that do not support iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5.

Specifically, iOS 12.4.7 supports iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch 6th generation.

How to Download & Update to iOS 12.4.7

Be sure to backup the iPhone or iPad to iCloud, iTunes, or to the Mac Finder before beginning any system software update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  2. Go to “General”, and then choose “Software Update”
  3. Select to “Download & Install” when the iOS 12.4.7 shows as available

Like all software updates, iOS 12.4.7 will require rebooting to complete installation.

iOS 12.4.7 Release Notes

Release notes accompanying iOS 12.4.7 are very brief, stating it’s a security update:

“iOS 12.4.7 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”

iOS 12.4.7 IPSW Firmware Files

Users interested in downloading and using IPSW firmware files to install the software update can download those files directly from Apple using the links below:

Separately, iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 updates are available for newer iPhone and iPad models.

MacOS 10.15.5 is still under development, but will likely debut soon as well.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. WD says:

    Hi, I’m hoping you might be able to help: I have an iPhone 5s that sadly I’d never updated; now I’m trying to update to 12.4.7. Doing it through Finder on new Macbook Air with Catalina it keep saying update was corrupted during download; tried disconnecting, shutting everything including wifi down & just downloading: nothing worked. Now I’m downloading ipsw file from this post & it;’s taking forever: only 189mb after 3 hours and saying it will take 3 days. Am I doing something(s) wrong??? HELP!

  2. Rosalie Gozo says:

    How to install iOS 12.4.7 on iphone 5s

  3. Gilbert says:

    En esta actualización de iOS 12.4.7 el rendimiento de mi iPhone 6 no va muy bien y un punto importante que tenían que lanza para los equipos que no pueden tener iOS 13 la función del covic 19 pero esta actualización de iOS 12.4.7 no va bien tienen que mejorar el rendimiento y más cosas

  4. Sandra Harris says:

    Today Facebook began not working on my IPad. I get a message that this app is no longer being shared with me and I must purchase from the App Store. However, the App Store won’t allow access either. What to do? The app is working fine on my IPhone.

  5. expobill says:

    I this the same update as the 13.5?
    which is good because the iPads don’t do health and my absolute iPhone feels young again!

  6. Buster Gasket says:

    Rename your channel/blog. It should be iOS Daily, OSX Rarely.

    • Paul says:

      When new MacOS updates are released by Apple, we cover that too.

      The site is focused on Apple products of all types, so you’ll find articles about Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, Apple TV, etc

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