iOS 7 Download – Installation Tutorial

On 10th June 2013 Apple kicked off their WWDC 2013 with a keynote speech that included, among other things, a look at the new iOS 7. Very shortly, developers were able to download iOS 7 and were given the chance to have a deeper look at the firmware with the first iOS 7 Beta version . Months later iOS 7 public version was released with iOS 7.1.2 being the final release for supported iOS devices .

Image : iOS 7 Download

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Important : In preparation for the iOS 7 download, here’s how developers can upgrade their devices to iOS 7 ipsw . Make sure you read and understand the process of downgrading from iOS 7 in case you want to revert back to the original state of your device .

First Method – iOS 7 IPSW Download

  1. Download the IPSW for iOS 7 [iOS 7.1.2 being the last release] . Make sure it is an iOS 7 Supported device .
  2. Launch iTunes and connect your device to your PC itunes ios 8
  3. From the list on the top of the screen select your device itunes device summary
  4. Hold down the SHIFT  key on your keyboard and click on Update on iTunes simultaneously itunes update iphone
  5. Point to the iOS 7 firmware you downloaded in Step 1   ipsw select update itunes
  6. iTunes will upgrade your device to iOS 7 . power logo ios 7 apple logo

Second Method – OTA

While this is by far the easiest method to upgrade your device, if you are intending to jailbreak afterwards its best to use one of the other methods as OTA and jailbreaking are not altogether compatible.

  1. On your device open up Settings > General > Software Update
  2. Make sure that your device is connected to the internet on a valid Wi-Fi connection
  3. Now, your device will search for updates and will display any that are foundios 7 ota update
  4. Tap to download and install as shown below ios_7.0.2 ota
  5. Your device will restart once the download has completed

Third Method – iTunes

  1. Connect your device to your PC and launch iTunes
  2. Pick your device form the list on the left of the screen
  3. Click on Navigation > Help > Check for Updates itunes update mac
  4. iTunes will proceed to download iOS 7

Note : Downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6.x.x

Apple has so far update thier iOS firmware to iOS 8 and iOS 9 . If you are looking to download iOS 8 , head over to this link . iOS 9 can be downloaded here .

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  1. The latest iOS 7 release , beta version will be available in the iPhone Dev Centre for $99 yearly subscription. You can download everything from there .

    1. i got subscription but i can”t able to download iam trying to download in my laptop but cant because when ever it complete it not open even i try to use by i tunes even i cant find that file in that folder
      what i do
      download ios 7 model 1429 save on desktop
      and when it complete
      connect my mobile with i tune and go my my phone summery
      shift + check for update or shift + restore iphone
      and when i go to same folder where i save ios 7 on desktop i cant find that file

      and my i open that folder without i tune , there is a file name as
      and even i don”t know what program will open that file because when i double click on that file it say for opens with
      file size is 1.09 GB (1,178,513,903 bytes
      please email me if u can help me to install ios 7 as i am now developer of apple .
      my email is aadinofear @

  2. ive been waiting for this updates for so long can you give me infos when will be available on public release? cant wait for this update it was very awesome! get into me sends me update just got provide my email already as you instructed. thanks a lot!

  3. I have 4s. i just downloaded the ios7 from your site. but it says i need 6.1.4 for the update. I cant seem to do it, help?

  4. This is gonna be good because I saw pictures of ios 7 and it looks so awsome.I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  5. Is it normal the control center isn’t colourful for the iPhone 5? Mine is just grey. I used the 1428 GSM Canada & US. For Beta 3.

  6. i got ios 7 downoaded and updated but my phone is crushing can someone help me out how to fix the prob.

  7. when i try to update my ipod touch 5 after it veryfies the update it comes up with an error code< i have tried to update a few times with different betas but none of them work, can someone help lease

  8. hi…
    i have na unlocked 4s just updated to the ios 6.0.1!!!
    Can someone tell me if I can install IOS / and the method.

  9. hi…
    i have na unlocked 4s just updated to the ios 6.0.1!!!
    Can someone tell me if I can install IOS 7 and the method.

  10. Recently I bought new iPod 5.i have a good Internet connection but my iPod can’t even open app store and nor installing apps.But I can do everything with my iPad with same Internet connection.On my iPod touch it has iOS 6.1.3.please someone help me about this hell problem.I’ll be very thankful to you

  11. i recently downgraded my iphone5 to ios 6.1.4 from ios 7 beta4. i am not able to use my backup of ios 7 into ios 6.1.4. does anyone can help me??????? i am really missing my snapshots taken in the phone. please help.

  12. i downloaded it to my i phone 4 but now it is stuck on a screen asking for the WiFi info which i already put in! i don’t know what to do


  14. I have a iPhone 4S. I tried to upgrade to iOS7. I downloaded the “IPSW for iOS 7” -file. When I hold SHIFT and press UPGRADE in iTunes I do NOT get a chance to choose the iOS 7 firmware -file. iTunes asks me if I want to install iOS9.2.1. Then I cancelled.

    Could anybody please help me?

    I have iOS 5 in my iPhone still. I don’t want iOS9.2.1, because I have read that my iPhone will be slow. I have my iPhone full of pictures so there has not been room for updating before.

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