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How to Download and Install official iOS 10.2.1 IPSW For iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Finally, the official version of iOS 10.2.1 are available for users to update and install on their iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE, 5s, 5c, 5, iPad 4 and iPod touch 6th-generation. As the beta version for public testing from December, 2016, this final build is now ready for everyone worldwide.

The iOS 10.2.1 includes many bug fixes which still exists on iOS 10.2 and the slight improvement enhancement has been made to the iOS system.

Before installing iOS 10.2.1 on your device, it is important to remember backing up your data via iTunes or iCloud first. This ensures that you can restore your old setup in case something goes wrong during or after the update.

Once you finish the backup, follow the instructions below to update to iOS 10.2.1 for your iDevices.

  1. Download and install iOS 10.2.1 via OTA update

The easiest way to update your device to iOS 10. 2.1 is using OTA update method.

Step 1: From your Home screen, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Step 2: Wait for your device to check for new OTA update (require a stable Wi-Fi connection)

Step 3: Once iOS 10.2.1 update is ready, tap on Download and Install to start installing the update. Wait 25-30 minutes for your iDevice to finish the update process.

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  1. Download and install iOS 10.2.1 using iTunes

We always recommend updating the latest iOS firmware using iTunes as it is better to start fresh to ensure there is no battery drainage or performance issues. Here is how to do a clean installing iOS 10.2.1 on your iDevices.

Step 1: Make sure the latest version of iTunes installed on your Windows PC/ Mac.

Step 2: Download IPSW file of iOS 10.2.1 for your device from here

Step 3: Turn off Find My iPhone on your device by going to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and toggle it off.

Step 4: Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer via a Lightning cable.

Step 5: Now, launch iTunes and click on your device when you see it display on the menu bar. (If it’s the first time you connect your iDevice with the computer, press “Trust” on both two devices)

Step 6: Next, if you are a Mac user, hold the Alt key, for Windows users, hold the Shift key, and then click on ‘Restore iPhone…’ button. iTunes will now prompt you to select the iOS 10.2.1 IPSW firmware file you downloaded earlier.

Step 7: Now wait for iTunes installing iOS 10.2.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This could take some 25-30 minutes depending on the speed of your computer and the model of your device. Once installed, your phone will reboot automatically and you will see the Hello screen of iOS 10.2.1.

That’s all you need to do. If you feel this post useful, feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comment below.