Apple seeds iOS 12.5 Update for older iPhones & iPads

Recently Apple rolls out many software updates including iOS 12.5, iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, etc. iOS 12.5 update is for older iPhones and iPads that don’t support iOS 13 or newer updates. It includes iPhone 6 Plus and older iPhones. Apple is known for its long software support and they are delivering what they are known for. If you have an older iPhone or iPad you can enjoy the latest iOS 12.5.

The last iOS 12 update, iOS 12.4.9 was released in the first week of November. And after a month Apple is releasing the latest update. This is a surprise as older iPhones don’t get updates in this short duration. Below you will find the list of iPhones and iPads receiving the update:

  • iPhone 5s 
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPod touch (6th generation)

The iOS 12 updates are now stopped receiving new features as Apple is focusing on the latest update that is iOS 14. But you can expect improvement in performance and bug fixes in the iOS 12.5 update.

iOS 12.5 Update

The iOS 12.5 is rolling out with the build number 16H20. We don’t know if you will get the next update any time sooner. The old version has its own advantage and that is the possibility of Jailbreaking an iPhone. The iOS 12 is easier to Jailbreak compared to iOS 14.3. And so you can get even more features than the iOS 14.3 update. Below you can check the changelog.

iOS 12.5 Update – Changelog

“iOS 12.5 lets you opt-in to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system for your iPhone. System availability depends on support from your local public health authority. For more information see

This release also provides security updates and is recommended for all users.”

The update is focused to bring the Covid-19 exposure notification feature to all the running iPhones. It is necessary for everyone in this unfortunate pandemic. This also bumps up the security update which is required for privacy and other security on your device. 

Download and Install iOS 12.5 Update

If you have an older iPhone and iPad then you can easily update your device to the latest version. And since Apple doesn’t release any beta update which means you might not be using the beta profile. And it means you can easily update to the latest version.

Make sure to connect to WiFi with an active internet connection. And then head to Settings > General > Software Update. It will show the latest iOS 12.5 update. Click on the Download and Install button. Then wait for the installation process. After rebooting your device you can enjoy the latest iOS 12.5 on your device.

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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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