iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Released


Apple has just released iOS 7 – its most eagerly awaited next generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

iOS 7 comes with an all-new user interface and over 200 new features such as the Control Center, smarter multitasking, new Camera app with real-time filters and lots more. 

iOS 7 seems to be available as over the over-the air update currently.

It 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

Before you update your iOS device with iOS 7, we strongly recommend you to check this post where we have provided tips on what you should do before upgrading.

If you have jailbroken your iPhone and cannot live without your favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks then you should avoid upgrading your iOS device to iOS 7.

If you are on iOS 5 or later, then you will be able to download and install iOS 7 wirelessly. Check out our guide on how to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch over the air (OTA).


You can also update your iOS device to iOS 7 using iTunes by plugging it to your computer. We’ll also be providing the direct download links as soon as they’re available.

Find out what’s new new in iOS 7:

Update 1:

The build number is 11A465, which is the same as iOS 7 GM, so if you have it installed, you don’t need to install the public iOS 7 release.

Update 2:

It looks like the update is taking time to propagate to all the servers. So please be patient. We’ll update the post with download links as soon as they’re available.

Update 3:

If you’re getting “Software Update failed”, you are not alone, it looks like Apple is having server issues due to the flood of download requests. Please try after sometime.

Update 4:

If you’re getting iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 is the latest update then it means the update hasn’t been propagated to the servers near your city. Please be patient, it should be available shortly.

Update 5:

Some users are reporting that the update process is getting stuck at “Preparing Update”, it is most likely related to Apple’s server issues. So please be patient, and try again after sometime.

Update 6:

iOS 7 direct download links available here.

Update 7:

Apple has released iOS 7.0.1 for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Update 7:

It looks like Apple is having problems with its Activation servers. A number of readers have reported problems while activating their device after they have finished updating their device.

Please don’t forget to tell us how it goes in the comments. If you need help or have any questions, please use the iOS 7 forums.

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  • Seacap

    Got it :)

  • Matt

    How do I update from the GM beta version?

    • Doom

      Good question

      • Matt

        Isn’t it just

        • Doom

          Update 1:

          The build number is 11A465, which is the same as iOS 7 GM, so if you have it installed, you don’t need to install the public iOS 7 release.

          • Matt

            Good man

          • Pyro

            but what about the expiration time that all the betas have. sorry the bad english

          • Stan

            There is no expiration time in iOS 7 GM.

          • An Apple Fanboi

            Cool man

  • Ayaz

    installing it

  • scotch

    WHY I DONT HAVE OTA UPDATE! Still say your software is up to date?!

    • Carlos

      Probably not yet available in your time zone, just be patient…

  • SteveJ

    Not here in Memphis area. Shows 6.1.3 latest version!

    • Investor

      It will show up from your phone… not sure why itunes on the computer is still not showing

      • Zak

        Can someone post direct download link please?

  • Andyden

    Only have OTA update, not yet showing on iTunes

  • Steve

    Not here.. :-(

  • kiran

    i am using the beta version of the ios 7 but i could not able to update the gm version of ios 7,, can you tell me how should i update to the GM version of ios 7….

    • bains

      u can’t update it download the GM edition IPSW File or restore with ios 7 public release

  • Arenn Bautista

    i am using iOS 7 beta GM, but i can’t find any update. did I need to downgrade to iOS 6 to upgrade

    • Doom

      Update 1:

      The build number is 11A465, which is the same as iOS 7 GM, so if you have it installed, you don’t need to install the public iOS 7 release.

  • Fingers21

    Any idea why apple binned the panoramic wallpaper? Ios7 GM doesn’t work anyway, maybe official release it works, but cant imagine it’s changed if the build number hasn’t.

  • Fingers21

    It’s not available in all countries yet, check again in an hour or so.

    • Steve

      I am in West Tennessee and not available here. Servers must be hammered.

      • Steve

        Just showed up OTA after about 20 tries..

  • What the fox say?

    I have iOS 7 the last beta before gm how do I update to public release iOS 7?

    • H5ire

      Download iTunes 11.1 and iOS 7 .ipsw.. then put your device into DFU mode
      shift + restore iOS 7.!!

      • Tiny

        What’s DFU mean?

    • Matt

      You don’t need to restore. Just download the correct ipsw file, click alt+check for update and point iTunes to the ipsw

      • Guest


        • Matt

          t o r r e n t

      • Guest

        Where can one download the ipsw file?

        • baudoinjulian

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          I’ve got iOS 7 installed, but it won’t activate the iPhone. This could be a long day stuck in the setup phase.

  • Luis B

    Should I just directly upgrade my software to ios7 from 6.1.3(jailbreak)?

    • Michael Ramirez

      Depends if your willing to lose your jailbreak and remember you have to do a restore on the iphone via itunes.

  • JMac

    I’m in Chicago and no OTA or update via iTunes. Both say 6.1.4 is the current version.

    • JMac

      Went live in Chicago around 1:45PM CST for me.

  • Jazel

    I’m getting errors while instaling updates on iPad mini, iPhone 4 and 4s, and iPhone 5 is getting error while searching for update. I’m in Belgium.

    • Michael Ramirez

      That means the server near your city is flooded or the update is still not in the server.

  • iOS7

    Anyone on iOS 7 GM version still having issues with the wallpapers chosen from camera roll being “zoomed in”?

    • Fingers21

      I’m having this problem still on GM version

  • Luis

    Is it advisable to upgrade to ios7 from 6.1.3 (jailbreak)?

    • Ritesh Joshi

      no ur iphone will be hanged up there and u will end up with apple logo with spinning wheel..!!

      Better Download iOS 7 and then restore it instead Update…!!

  • Ricardo Figueroa

    it’s working fine for me :) just backed up my 6.1.4 SHSH blobs and restored as new iPhone

  • Sprout004

    Is anyone stuck on “Preparing Update”?

  • Jose Carlo

    I have iOS 7 beta 6, the last beta before GM, how can I update to the official iOS by OTA?? I don’t have a computer, and when I check for updates in OTA it’s says I’m on latest version. Help!

    • Jeff

      You will have to plug in to iTunes to get the latest. No OTA from beta to public release.

    • beyondthetech

      Betas have never been OTA-updateable to a GM Seed or public release. You will have to perform the update via iTunes.

    • kiran

      i am also stucked in that situation mate..

  • Rajesh

    On iPAD3… But still waiting for iPhone 4S

    • Rajesh

      Image attached

    • King

      is not it laggy on ipad3?,,see the music and video apps…so whitish and very ugly

  • gogydm

    Does it work good (not laggy) on the single core 4?

  • Ibrahim Daher

    Can u please post direct download links?

    • Ibrahim Daher

      OTA s crappy due to server failure

    • Ibrahim Daher

      Thanks for posting

  • Chris G

    I just love how you’ve beefup the intro ” its most eagerly awaited next generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.” I wasn’t awear the was other releases of mobile operating systems for apple devices. Since there is only one release, it is the only release we are waiting for…

  • Gomuge

    My iphone 4s on iOs 6.0.1 show me only the 6.1.3 upgrade, is it normal ?
    Should I upgrade to 6.1.3 first, or should I be able to upgrade from 6.0.1 to 7 directly ?

  • Mark

    Wicked fast…Took only 10 min to download!!!!

  • d colpitts

    Servers must be overloaded. I’m using wget to pull the ipsw and the download started out at 600K/s and is down around 160K/s now at the 40% mark (917MB is the size for my iPad 3)

    • Fingers21

      I downloaded the GM from mega in the end, start to finish took 12 minutes. Same build number, but no server lag.

  • king

    i just hate ios 7 look and feel on ipad…it is very bad..very slow..sometimes hanging………….now i decided not to go for ipad5………………all white white white background

    • Jeff

      good luck with android then

  • Jeff

    I’ve got iOS 7 installed, but it won’t activate the iPhone. This could be a long day stuck in the setup phase.

    • Ryu

      In the same boat here, wiped my phone and installed iOS7 but will not activate

      • Oskar

        Me to, Apples servers not keeping up?

  • Kingpin

    Do you need the 3 GB of free space if done through iTunes?

  • Craig

    Is anyone else getting a 3194 error when trying to upgrade? Tried everything with no joy.

    • I can help

      I had gotten this too. I had to put some addresses in the hosts file

  • Amir Feroz

    Downloaded software can’t install it says can’t verify update

  • kubist

    Took my phone 45 minutes before it would activate

  • Carlos

    Installed it OTA without any issues on my iPhone 5, but on my iPad 3 it gets stuck on “verifying update…” And then just gives an “Update unavailable at this time. Please check again later” notification… It’s probably an Apple server issue, so will have to wait a fee hours to retry…

  • Daniel Camarillo

    It was there a few minutes ago.. I cleared enough space to download it and they took it down.. It now only shows iOS 6.1.3 up to date… Maybe errors?

  • Moises Rodriguez

    Cannot activate iphone 4s after download iOS 7 :(

  • Andrew

    AW Snap! Software update failed right in the middle of ios 7 update. CURSESSSSSS

  • Nathaniel

    My ipod 4 is not recieving an update.

    • roberto

      ipod touch 4 will not recieve the update

  • goze18

    its finally working on my ipod 5 :) yay

  • goze18

    btw they are 2 update 7’s in the article :P

    • I can help

      Hows it I want to know how it is before updating

  • BMWIIIMPower

    To download… or not to download. That is the question. All I’m holding out for is iFile, being able to make/change my own icons, tethering, and my gameboy emulator… lol. Not sure if I can lose mario on my iPhone. :P

  • Carl

    I’ve been trying to activate iOS 7 for the last 2 hours. Tried multiple restores, but still no luck. I guess Apple’s activation servers are overloaded.

    • Edgardo Munoz

      I had the same problem and i called apple and they told to give it time because the servers are slow but i went ahead and did several restarts holding home and power button until it worked and got it activated

  • Prasanna Kumar

    Downloaded iOS 7 trying to install it several times the message is software update is not available at this time.

  • John

    Stupid. I can’t update my iPod 4g

    • AT

      I agree

    • bobby

      NO its not my ipod it updated to ios7 5 generation

  • Jauhari

    Does iOS 7 GM and iOS 7 Final same?

  • Robinhood

    Is an iphone 4s compatible with ios7? Or will it slow down the system and the response?? Please reply

  • foxymoxy

    i have a Ipad 2 and the update isn’t availble, is there a reason for that?

  • Rob Hanson

    Is anyone else noticing the camera crashing in several apps including the stock camera app. The one I noticed mostly is the Chase Mobile app in depositing checks, the camera looks like it is taking the pic and then crashes the app. Same thing happens in native app. I am running a 4s with build 11A465 which is the final build released today.

  • guest

    IOS7 and iTunes 11 1 NYA in Singapore. why???

  • sani

    hey can i ask may ipad 4 is currenty jailbreak w/ evasion.. is it safe to unjailbreak device w/o unjailbreaking device.. is there a risk?

  • sani

    hey is safe to update my device even if its jailbreak.. my device is ipad 4 w/ evasion jailbreak

  • balan


    I am I Phone 4.0 user. I just updated iOS7. My skype call to mobile is having some problem.The other end caller doesn’t hear what i try to communicate.Pls advise me.Thank you

  • Ashleigh

    My update is still saying ios 6.1.3 but other users in my area have already updated to 7 do I have to update to 6.1.3 first?

  • Danica Jurič

    My friend told me if i jailbreak my iphone and then update to the new ios my phone could die

  • Alli

    I am getting the issue you stated in update 5. But I’m afraid to do anything to mess it up. What do I do? I’m just stuck sitting with “preparing update…” Thanks!

    • Alli

      It seams to be doing something still. The progress bar has moved since I last checked. So it seams nothing needs to be done. Just wait it out.

  • sun

    I downloaded io7 on my iphone 4s (jailbroken) and now I cannot use it to make calls. all the apps are working fine. I just see few dots ….. like this in the signal bar area. what do I do? any advice would be helpful. Thanks.

    • Paige Whitley

      did it clear up yet?

      • sun

        no it still shows the same dots like this …….

      • sun

        it says phone not activated

  • Leximb

    will iPod 4 have it I know it doesn’t list it but why if not wont iPod for be able to get this update?

  • Big daddy

    Is it gonna be for ipod 4 eventually

  • Adam

    I have it and I’m saying from my iPod 5 right now! ( YouTube doesn’t work )

  • Shelby

    Why can’t I get it on iPod 4?

    • Gautam

      iOS 7 is not compatible with iPod touch 4G. It only supports iPod touch 5G.

  • Seth

    how do i download ios 7 on a ipad 3 in cy

  • Zia

    i have iphone 4 ..ios 6.0.1 jailbroken…i want to update to io7…should i restore or update..?

    • Gautam

      Try update first, but there is a high probably that it will put your device in recovery mode, forcing you to restore. So don’t forget to take a backup of the device.


    Is There A Hack For The IPod 4 to get iOS 7?

  • chris

    if u have the ios 7 from itunes then get the download links to downgrade back to 6.1.3 then go to itunes once your download is complete. connect your device. NOTE ALL YOUR DATA WILL BE GONE UNLESS YOU BACKUP YOUR IDEVICE ON YOUR COMPUTER!!!!! then press alt if your on mac or control if your on pc. then do that and press restore and select the downgrading file you downloaded and when its done you will have 6.1.3 but go to settings/general/software update and then it will have the apple ios 7 update FROM APPLE but it didnt work for me because i had to check back in five hours and if it says it failed check back in 4 to 5 hours and THE DOWNLOAD TAKES 1 HOUR SO BE PACIENT I WAS REALLY PISSED BUT LIFE AINT ALWAYS FAIR OH AND WHEN U UPDATE IT WONT GET ERASED BUT IF U DOWNGRADE IT WILL SO KEEP THAT IN MIND YEAH AND IF U NEED HELP EMAIL ME @ RANDOMBOB908@GMAIL.COM AND I AM NOT SPAM

  • Joshua Higginson

    Can u get it on iPod 4 gen

  • wadood

    hello ! i have ipad 3 and im want to download ios 7 but i dont have jailbroken !! where did i find the jailbroken

    please if u know text me on email

    my email :

  • Haha

    When is iOS 7 for iPod 4 comes out

    • Victoria Churchill

      Idk I have one too

  • Victoria Churchill

    Why can’t i0S 7 be on the iPod 4 that’s just stupid

  • James

    How come iOS 7 doesn’t come on iPod 4g

  • Anonymous

    I have IOS7 on my iPod and it’s awesome

  • Caleb

    When does it come out for iPod 4th generation

  • Shadowhunter534

    I have an iPod 4 and will I ever get the update? And if so, when?

  • estrellita amador

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this means i cant update my ipod 4g ?????????? this is stupid an sucks

  • stubbs

    so my iphone 3 is stuck on ios 6.1.3. how do I update to ios 7?

  • Sway fish

    My iPod wont let me download games