How to install iOS 7.0.6 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

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Apple released iOS 7.0.6, a minor update that includes a fix for SSL connection verification.

You can follow these simple instructions to install or update iOS 7.0.6 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Install iOS 7.0.6 update wirelessly Over the Air (OTA):

Before you start the download, plug in your device so the battery doesn’t drain during the update process. It can take anywhere from 15 mins to an hour for the update to download and install, depending on how Apple’s servers are handling the load and your internet connection. You may also want to connect your iPhone to your local WiFi network, so you don’t get charged for downloading the update over your cellular connection.

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Once you are plugged in and connected via Wi-Fi, open the Settings app and tap on General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates and will inform you that iOS 7.0.6 software update is available.

Tap Download to download the update. Wait for the download to complete and then tap Install to apply the update. If you get tired of waiting for the download to finish (it could take a while) then go do something else. Your iPhone or iPad will continue to download the update and will send you a notification when the update is ready.  Go back to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap Install Now to install the now downloaded iOS update file.

A note to Jailbreakers: if you’ve used evasi0n, OTA updates will be disabled, which is convenient if you plan to delay updating. If do want to upgrade, you’ll have to restore your device via iTunes as described below.

Install iOS 7.0.6 update via iTunes

Some folks prefer to physically connect their iPhone to a computer via a USB cable and update their phone via iTunes. Since you are not dealing with WiFI signal, there is less chance of an error occurring during the download and install process.  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.” You can also go directly to Apple’s iTunes download page, which is now allowing you to download iTunes 11.1.4, the most recent version of the media manager.

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Once iTunes is all squared away, it’s time to turn your attention to your phone. Connect your iOS device to your computer using an USB cable. Wait for iTunes to open and connect to your device. Click on your device in iTunes and then click the “Check for Update” button in the Summary pane. If an update is available, iTunes will prompt you to download and install the update. Wait patiently and do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.

Install iOS 7.0.6 update using firmware file via iTunes

If for some reason, the iOS 7.0.6 update isn’t available via OTA update or via iTunes then you need to follow these instructions.

  • Download the appropriate iOS firmware file for your device.

Note: If you need help in identify which iOS firmware file to download based on your iPhone’s model number, check this link and for iPad check this link. After you have figured out which iOS firmware file to download, click on the appropriate link below to download the file.

  • 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.
  • Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.
  • If necessary, restore your device from the previous backup and sync with iTunes.

Let us know how it goes in the comments. Hope this helped and feel free to drop us a line in the comments below.

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  • Anuraag

    My ipad mini does not show ios7.0.6 update. How to do it. It’s jailbroken I want to unjailbreak and update please help. Thanks

    • Ahmadstore

      Hi dear hold home bottom and power bottom then for 10 second then let it go of the power bottom and keep hold the home bottom until you see the iTunes logo plug it to iTunes press restart then install the 7.0.6

  • stumptowner

    My iPhone 5 has apparently frozen during the update. After the progress bar became full, it’s been on a black screen with a white apple logo for about 4 hours. I was updating over WiFi. I’ve tried holding power and home buttons separately for 30 seconds each. That did nothing. Any suggestions?

    • stumptowner

      I was finally able to get the phone to go into recovery mode. Not ideal, but we’ll see if it works. Here’s recovery mode instructions if anyone runs into the same problem: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1808

  • swattig

    I did the update on my iPad 2 and now I can’t print and the volume control doesn’t work. help. anyone else having this problem

  • Deby56

    Will The 7.06 update perform a SSL fix on an iphone5 phone I wish to keep on IOS 6 and not upgrade to IOS 7. If not can I use the iPhone 4 update on my iphone5. ?

  • Penelope

    After the software update to 7 on my ipad, I can’t delete any open apps….

  • Nate

    ios 7.0.6 very drain battery!! i’m using iphone 5s , it drain more than 7.0.5

  • krizzel cacayan

    i cant open my facebook in 3G after i update iOS 7.0.6 help me please.

  • ColiKing

    why i can not download any of there files?

  • Satyam

    I have Iphone4 with jailbroken ios 7.0.4
    I downloaded ios 7.0.6 and tried to install it to my phone via USB device as option mentioned above.
    But there came a msg ” this version is not compatible with your device”
    I want remove jailbreak without installing ios 7.1.1
    So what to do?

    • erert

      you can’t ive been trying to do the same thing. apple now does not let you update to older ios versions. you can only update to latest. if you were to download the ipsw and hit shift while clicking update on iTunes you will get an error message. reason is because apple checks the software you are trying to use and if it not the latest it wont go through. so annoying! been doing research on this ALL day!

      • Satyam

        ok, thnks I got it

  • JDM

    can i still install 7.0.6 on my iphone 5? im on 6.0.1 right now.

  • TheManFromMars54

    This doesn’t make any sense. I download the link to my phone, the 4S. And it’s like “browse to the .ipsw file you downloaded and select it.” well, there is no .ipsw file on mine.