iOS 12.4.9 Update Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models

Nov 5, 2020 - 6 Comments

iOS 12.4.9 for older iPhone and iPad models

Apple has released iOS 12.4.9 for older iPhone and iPad models that are not capable of running the freshly released iOS 14.2 and ipadOS 14.2 updates.

The iOS 12.4.9 update includes security fixes and is therefore recommended to install on eligible devices.

Specifically, iOS 12.4.9 is available for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation). All newer iPhone and iPad models can instead install iOS 14.2 or iPadOS 14.2.

Related, Apple also released watchOS 6.2.9 and watchOS 5.3.8 for older Apple Watch models paired with older devices, also containing security fixes.

How to Download iOS 12.4.9 Updates

If you’re on an older device compatible with iOS 12.4.9, you can get the security update
From the Software Update mechanism on your device as usual. Be sure to backup the iPhone or iPad to iCloud, iTunes, or backup to Mac with Finder before proceeding with any software update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
  2. Select “General”
  3. Choose “Software Update”
  4. Choose to “Download & Install” the iOS 12.4.9 update

As with any software update, a reboot is required to complete installation.

Users can also choose to install the update through iTunes, Finder, or with IPSW.

iOS 12.4.9 IPSW Direct Download Links

  • Updating…

iOS 12.4.9 release notes mention security specific fixes and are otherwise brief. No features or changes aside from security patches are expected.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News

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  1. Furakh Hanif says:

    Yes, buy a new one.

  2. Ubaid Khan Yousafzai says:

    Hi . I just wana need if my iphone is on 12.4.2. And it recived 12.4.9 so much if update my phone . Does this need icloud password .? Because my iphone is icloud . Bit still apps store and itune have use to my id. plz help. If anyone do this profress . What happened

  3. Squirrel says:

    I did an update before and it made the camera crappy. It seems obvious they would add in such stuff to annoy you into getting a newer phone but I ain’t the type. How Can the previous update be undone.

  4. Jimbo says:

    Is there anyway to update from 10.3.3 on my iPad? It always says software is uptodate

  5. Fmoerch says:

    Thank you, Paul

    Any idea when ‘Direct Download Links’ will be active?

    Best wishes
    Fmoerch in DK

  6. Expobill says:

    Thank you, updating the iphone5s now!

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