iOS 12.4.9 update now available for older iPhones and iPads

Just after the release of iOS 14.2 Update for the latest devices, Apple has also pushed an iOS 12.4.9 update for older iPhones. The update is available for 7 devices including iPhones and iPads. It is a small update that is available after a long gap. The last iOS 12 update was released back in July 2020.

There is also news that the iOS 12.4.9 update is available for some iPhones which support iOS 14. But we haven’t seen anyone who already received the update, so can’t quote on that. The latest update is a small incremental update 

iOS 12.4.9 comes with small changes and mostly bug fixes. And as per the changelog, it brings the latest security updates as well. The last iOS 12 update was released back in July as iOS 12.4.8. And finally today Apple releases the iOS 12.4.9 update along with iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 Update.

Now let’s talk about the latest update details. The iOS 12.4.9 update is available for older iPhones and iPads with build number 16H5. And it is available in a small update size.

The iOS 12.4.9 updates pushed for fixing known bugs. And it is available for 7 Apple devices. You can check the list below for devices that are receiving the iOS 12.4.9 update.

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

There isn’t much to expect in the iOS 12.4.9 update, but still, a bug fix and security update is a lot for a five-year-old phone. You can check the officially available changelog below.

iOS 12.4.9 – 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:

Download & Install iOS 12.4.9 Update

The iOS 12.4.9 update is available to everyone with supported iPhones or iPads. It means you can directly update your device through Settings. You can also upgrade with the help of iTunes or Finder depending on the OS you are using. You can use IPSW files if you are planning to install it through your computer.

To update your device head over to the Settings and Software Update section. It will display the latest iOS 14.2 update. Tap on Download and Install Button. Make sure to connect your device to WiFi or have enough data on your internet network. Your device will now reboot.

After reboot, you can use your Apple device with the iOS 12.4.9 update.

In case if you are on the iOS 14 beta and want to downgrade to iOS 13 then you can check this guide.

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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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