iOS 11 has brought many new features to iPhone 5s and later, iPad mini 2 and later and iPod. Although these days it has been reported to be problematic, lagging the devices, causing app freeze, or battery drain, etc., the urgently released iOS 11.4 afterwards would wipe most of them for good. Although there are easy approaches for users to update their devices, like OTA or iTunes, many should want to know how to download and install iOS 12/11 firmware file manually. This article introduces an easy way to download iOS 12/11 firmware file for iPhone or any other iDevices.
Using OTA or iTunes to install iOS is actually a much commoner approach. Especially for OTA, we don’t even have to use PC to complete iOS download and setup. But installing iOS 12/11 with IPSW file does have its own advantages:
Although iTunes can help download and install the latest iOS 11 IPSW file to iDevices, it is slow and may cause stuck problems. In this case, some iPhone/iPad/iPod users may wonder how to manually download ipsw file and install on iPhone/iPad. iAnyGo automatically recognizes you iDevices and picks out the iOS firmware that suit your devices for you to download manually. You may selectively download and install any version of iOS, including iOS 12 beta or iOS 11.4 on your iPhone/iPad/iPod within one click and without erasing your data.
Step 1: Download and Install iAnyGo, and connect you device to your computer.
Step 2: Once iAnyGo recognize your device, the interface will display two options for you to choose. Select “One-click to Update iOS”.
Step 3: All the iOS package available for your device will be listed on the interface. Select the one you need and click “Download”, and then “Upgrade Now” after download.
This article recommends three ways to download iOS 12/11 IPSW file to iPhone/iPad/iPod for free. You may choose to update directly on your devices, or choose iAnyGo, this handy third-party software to download and install iOS 12/11 firmware or other versions of iOS selectively if you fear that iTunes update may cause problems to your devices.