Apple releases iOS 12.5.3 for older iPhones and iPads

iOS 14 has been in the highlight this year and recently Apple released iOS 14 updates back-to-back. But there are many iPhones and iPads that don’t support iOS 13 or above updates. And so along with iOS 14.5.1, Apple also released iOS 12.5.3 for older iPhones and iPads. Of Course, it’s not a big update like iOS 14.5 but still adds value to older iPhones.

The last iOS 12.5.2 update was released in the last week of March. And now after a month later, older iPhones get another small incremental update. Although the majority of iPhones and iPads are new and support iOS 14, Apple doesn’t forget about older iPhones and iPads. Yes, they don’t introduce new features but security patches are important updates too.

Along with iOS 12.5.3, this week Apple also released iOS 14.5.1, iPadOS 14.5.1, watchOS 7.4.1, and macOS 11.3.1. The iOS 12.5.3 is available to everyone with the build number 16H41. Since it’s an incremental update just for bug fixes, the update will weigh less than other updates. And the update fixes some critical security issues.

iOS 12.5.3 Changelog

This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

iOS 12.5.3 Update Supported Device:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPod Touch (6th Generation)

Download & Install iOS 12.5.3

iOS 12.5.3 is available for older iPhones up to iPhone 6 Plus. And so, if you have an older iPhone or iPad released till iPhone 6 Plus, you may have already got the update by now. You can manually check for the latest update by going to Settings > Software update. Then click on Download and Install button to get the latest update on your iPhone. Make sure your iPhone is connected to WiFi or you won’t be able to click on Download & Install button.

And in case if you haven’t received the update, you have plenty of options to manually install the update. You can install signed IPSW files on your iPhone using iTunes or Finder on Mac. You can easily find iOS 12.5.3 IPSW file for your device from the official website or any trusted website.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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