As promised last week, Apple has made iOS 7 available for all eligible iOS devices. iOS 7 is available for download via OTA for the users with the below listed devices. iOS 7 comes with some impressive list of features mostly aimed at improving the look and feel of the operating system while adding some important functionality like Control center, better multitasking, Airdrop, live wallpapers and most importantly, iTunes Radio.


Below is the list of devices getting the iOS 7 update today.

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G

It’s important to note that not all features of iOS 7 is available to all devices. Also, if you have a jailbroken device, stay away from iOS 7 till the time the iPhone dev team finds a workaround to retain the unlock and jailbreak iOS 7. If you were using the GM build of iOS 7, there is no need to update as the build for the final release is still the same. Also note that you need ~3GB of free space to stage iOS 7 download.

At the time of writing this post, Apple’s servers are getting bombarded with millions of users trying to update to iOS 7 at once. The most common error being “Unable to check for Update“. Some users have reported that changing the DNS servers worked for them, but we aren’t sure if that’s a proper fix for what looks like genuine servers issue at Apple. Alternatively, you can try connecting your device to iTunes and download the update file from there.

We shall be posting the direct download links as soon as they become available.

Update: iOS 7 ipsw files are available for direct download.

Download iOS 7 ipsw files

Below are the direct links to download iOS 7. To update your device this way, you will have to download the update file and install it in iTunes (latest version) while holding down the CTRL key (Windows) or Alt (Mac) and select the appropriate file from the new window that will open on your computer. If you are using a download manager, there is a possibility that the file gets renamed to .zip, so make sure the file format is .ipsw before updating. Also, make sure you are downloading the right version and don’t forget to backup your data before proceeding.


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