Full version of iOS 10, 10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.1 IPSW links for iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE, 5s, 5c, 5, iPad & iPod Touch are available and here’s a guide on how to manually update your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to any iOS 10 or later version by following the instructions below. No matter where you live in the world, you can follow iOS 10 or later IPSW download and install instructional manual in this post to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch right away. You can update your iOS device software in two way: first via the official OTA update and the other by manually installing the official iOS 10 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 10.2.1 IPSW links from the links given below in this post, and then using iTunes on PC. Latest iOS 10.2.1 IPSW links are also given below.
Apple officially rolled out major update of its mobile operating system packed with a bunch of new features at the time of the public sale of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Since then Apple has released a few more incremental iOS 10 updates: iOS 10.0.1, iOS 10.0.2 & iOS 10.0.3, 10.1, 10.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Apple has now released iOS 10.2.1 full version.
Here we have managed to bring all available official IPSW links for iOS 10 / 10.1.1 / 10.2 / 10.2.1 for iOS 10 compatible devices, see the image below if your device is eligible for iOS 10 or later IPSW download. The guide below explains two ways you can use to download and install iOS 10 /10.1.1 / 10.2 / 10.2.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch 6th generation. First method covers usual OTA update installation, and the seconds method shows how to manually install iOS 10 or later update via downloaded IPSW links on compatible devices.
Before proceeding to install iOS 10 / 10.1.1 / 10.2 / 10.2.1 on your device, make sure to backup all important data on either iCloud or iTune. Always backup your device data before updating to the new iOS update, as it makes reverting back to the fully working previous version easier if the new updates carries major bugs and errors and renders your device useless. After backing up your iOS device data, follow one of the following methods to download and install iOS 10 or later on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Method 1: How To Download and Install iOS 10 or Later via OTA Update
OTA update method is very easy and involves just a few simple taps on your device to start automatic download and installation process. Here see how you can update your iOS 10 compatible device to the latest operating system version via OTA method.
Step 1 – On your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, head to Settings > General > Software Update
Step 2 – Wait for the device OS to check for any new update.
Step 3 – If the new update is available for your device, it will appear on the software update section where you can tap on the Download and Install button to start the update installation process.
That’s all. After the update installation, you can start using the update with accompanied changes. Although OTA update method is quick and convenient, it is far from error-free. Firstly, it can take some time for a large update to download and install if the internet connection is slow, secondly some unnecessary files can get transferred over from the previous OS version which can consume storage space as well as effects the device’s performance. In order to avoid such a scenario, you can follow the method 2 below to manually install iOS update on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Method 2: How to Clean Install iOS 10 or Later on Compatible Devices
It is recommended that you clean install a major firmware update to start fresh and avoid battery drainage and stability issues. Here’s how to clean install iOS 10 or later on any compatible device.
Step 1 – Download and Install latest iTunes version on your Windows PC or MAC.
Step 2 – Download iOS IPSW files from the links below on your device. See IPSW links for the latest iOS 10.2.1 update.
Step 3 – Go to your device’s Settings app and turn OFF Find My iPhone setting. For that, navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and turn its toggle OFF.
Step 4 – Now connect your iPhone / iPad or iPod Touch to PC via USB connecting cable.
Step 5 – Launch iTunes and select your Device.
Step 6 – Now, on Windows hold the SHIFT key and on MAC hold the ALT key, and then click on the ‘Restore iPhone…’ button on iTunes interface.
Step 7 – Next, you will be prompted to select the IPSW firmware file for your device. Select the one for your device which you downloaded from the above links.
Once again remember that this will wipe out all existing data on your device. Ensure that it is properly backup before hitting the restore iPhone button.
Step 8 – Wait for the IPSW to install the latest firmware update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Be patient as it could take several minutes to complete depending on your PC speed and your mobile device process and storage capacity.
That’s all. Your device will automatically reboot after the update installation after which you can start enjoying perks of the new iOS update on iOS 10 compatible device.
iOS 10.2 iPSW Links:
Update: Links below are of the updated iOS 10.1.1 version with bug fixes, click on the link for your device for updating it to bug-free iOS 10.1.1 final version:
iOS 10 IPSW Download Links:
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