Apple has just released iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
If you’re not getting the OTA, then you can download the iOS 7 software update from the direct download links provided below and use iTunes to update your iOS device.
Please note, iOS 7 is available as a free upgrade for the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
- iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini
- iPod touch 5G
Direct Download links:
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th generation)
How to Update:
Before you plug in your iOS device. take a moment to make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes. Click on iTunes in the menu bar and then click on “Check for updates.”
Once iTunes is all squared away, it’s time to turn your attention to your iOS device and follow these instructions:
- Download the appropriate iOS firmware file for your device.
- Connect your iOS device to your computer using an USB cable. Wait for iTunes to open and connect to your device.
- Click on device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the top right corner in iTunes.
- Hold down on the option key (Mac) or the shift key (Windows) and click the “Check for Update” button in the Summary pane. Browse to the .ipsw file you downloaded and select it. Note: Alternatively, you can also try clicking on the “Check for Update” directly without using holding down on the Option key or the Shift key. If the iOS 7 update is available it will automatically download and update your device to iOS 7.
- Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.
- If necessary, restore your device from the previous backup and sync with iTunes.
That’s it. You should have an iOS device running iOS 7. Let us know how it goes.
There seems to be intermittent issues downloading the firmware files using the direct download links above due to load on Apple’s servers. Please try after sometime.
There seems to be some confusion with the format of the links. So hope this version will help:
7.0 (iPhone 4 GSM): iPhone3,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPhone 4 CDMA): iPhone3,3_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPhone 4S): iPhone4,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPhone 5 GSM): iPhone5,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPhone 5 CDMA): iPhone5,2_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 2 Wi-Fi): iPad2,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 2 GSM): iPad2,2_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 2 CDMA): iPad2,3_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 2 New): iPad2,4_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 3 Wi-Fi): iPad3,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 3 CDMA): iPad3,2_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 3 GSM): iPad3,3_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 4 Wi-Fi): iPad3,4_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 4 GSM): iPad3,5_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad 4 CDMA): iPad3,6_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad mini Wi-Fi): iPad2,5_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad mini GSM): iPad2,6_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPad mini CDMA): iPad2,7_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw
7.0 (iPod Touch 5G): iPod5,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw