Apple rolls out iOS firmware updates via OTA and it is by far the simplest method to update iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. But sometimes users face some issues while updating their device via OTA and in this case the only way to update their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is to manually install the iOS IPSW firmware package on the device. So here in this tutorial we will guide you on how to manually install iOS IPSW firmware package on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
This method involves usage of iTunes and a PC, though it sounds difficult it is quite easy to follow. So without any further ado let’s proceed and manually install iOS IPSW firmware on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
- Download iTunes on your PC or Mac. Is it is already installed update it to latest version.
- Make sure you already got the right iOS IPSW firmware package for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
- Charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to at least 50%, just to be on safe side.
- Backup your iOS device using iTunes or iCloud.
Disclaimer: Though this method is easy to follow, if followed incorrectly may brick your iOS device and we are not responsible for any damage to your iOS device. So we recommend you to follow the below procedure at your own risk.
How to install iOS IPSW firmware package on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch:
Step 1: Run iTunes on your PC or Mac.
Step 2: Connect your iOS device to PC or Mac with USB.
Step 3: Select the device in iTunes and go to “Summary tab.
Step 4: Hold Options key and Click on “Check for Update” (Mac users), Alt + Click for Windows users (Shift + Click for older iTunes versions).
Step 5: Browse and locate the IPSW package you have downloaded.
Step 6: Now a Pop-up shows, just hit “Update“.
Step 7: Let iTunes do its job. At this time don’t disconnect your device or disturb the USB connection.
Step 8: Once the installation is done your device should reboot automatically.
This is how we can install iOS IPSW firmware on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch manually. If you like this tutorial then do share it with your friends on social networking sites.