Maybe you’ve already updated to it, maybe you haven’t. Either way, Apple released their latest version of their new iOS 7 software is for download on the 26th of September. With a relatively small update in size, the iOS 7.0.2 update is available for iPod Touch, iPad 2 or newer and iPhone 4 or newer and it:
- Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
- Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry
To download and install the update Over the Air(OTA), go to Settings > General > Software Update from your iDevice. Once the update has downloaded, you can expect your device to reboot to complete the installation part of the process. Once rebooted, your device will be running the latest build of iOS.
To download and install the update your device via iTunes, plug into the PC you use to sync your device, click on your device name and on the Summary tab, choose “Check for Updates”. When prompted, choose “Download Only”. This allows you to unplug the device while the iOS 7 Update is being downloaded. Once completed, plug in your device and update the software
TIP:Although the update processes generally run without hiccup, glitches are never out of the question. My advice would be to do a backup of your device before updating, always.
*This method is suggested for more advanced users. If you are unsure how to do this, rather use the above methods
Should you need to download the iPSW file for the iOS 7.0.2 update, you can use these links to download the file from Apple servers:
- Phone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A 3,2)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th gen)
- iPad 4 (CDMA)
- iPad 4 (GSM)
- iPad 4 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi
- iPad 3 (GSM)
- iPad 3 (CDMA
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (2,4)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (2,1)
- iPad 2 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 3G (CDMA)
Right-click on the links and choose “Save As” / “Save Link As”. Save the file to a location on your hard-drive where you will easily be able to find it and install the software via iTunes.
To manually install the iPSW using one of the above files:
- Open iTunes and plug in your device,
- Click on your device name and go to the Summary tab,
- If you are on a PC, hold down the SHIFT button on your keyboard and click on “Check for update”. If you are on a Mac, hold down the Option button and click “Check for update”,
- Browse to where you saved the downloaded iPSW file and select it,
- A pop-up will notify you that iTunes will update the iOS to the selected version and verify and install the update
- Sit back and let iTunes install do the rest.
This update will address the security and bug fixes as mentioned. However, if battery drain is an issue on your device, check out these iOS 7 Battery Saving Tips.
Always remember, give a jackass an education and you’ll have a smartass!