Today, Apple released iOS 12.5.5 for older iPhones and iPads. We are getting an iOS 12 update in a while. This is an important security update for devices that are not eligible for iOS 15. Earlier this month newer iPhones and iPads also received an important security update just before the iOS 15 release to the public. If you are an iPhone user which still supports iOS 12, then this update is important and recommended.
Apple is known for its better security and updates and this is an example. It’s good to see iPhones released about 5 years ago or even before are still getting updates, at least security updates. Talking about the eligibility, the list includes iPhone 5s, iPhones 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPod Touch 6th gen.
The latest iOS 12.5.5 security update comes with build number 16H62. Since this is only a security update, it weighs less than 100MB depending on the iPhone or iPad model you have. As we mentioned earlier, the update does not bring anything new which is obvious and only brings recommended security features
iOS 12.5.5 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: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 3
- iPod Touch (6th Generation)
Download and Install iOS 12.5.5
If you have an iOS 12 running iPhone or iPad, then you will receive the update on your device. In case you want to manually check for the update, go to Settings > Software Update. Click on Download and Install to get the important security update.
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 12.5.5 IPSW file for your device from the official website or any trusted website.