iOS 12.4.5 Update For January: Launched for Older iPhone & iPad Models

iOS 12.4.5 Update For January: Apple launched iOS 12.4.5 for a select group of older model iPhone/iPad/iPod touch models. However, they can’t run the latest iPadOS 13.3.1 and iOS 13.3.1 releases.

According to the brief launch notes accompanying the download, iOS 12.4.5 “provides important privacy updates”. However, it is recommended for all eligible users to install on their devices. Also, no latest features are expected to be added to the launch.

Furthermore, the iOS 12.4.5 update is also available particularly for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2/3, and iPod touch 6th generation.

However, for users with an eligible device, they must download the iOS 12.4.5 update. Just to receive the latest security/ privacy updates for all those devices.

How to Download & Install iOS 12.4.5 Update

Before installing any software update make sure backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud. Also, Finder in MacOS 10.15 and later, or iTunes on older MacOS and Windows versions. However, after taking a complete backup, installing iOS 12.4.5 is quite easy:

Step 1:

Firstly, Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone or iPad.

Step 2:

Head over to “General”.

Step 3:

Also, Select “Software Update”.

Step 4:

Choose “Download & Install” when “iOS 12.4.5” is displayed as available to download as a software update.

However, the device will reboot to finish the installation.

Compatibility – iOS 12.4.5

iOS 12.4.5 is limited to some particular model devices. These devices include iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2/3, and iPod touch 6th generation.

However, the Latest devices can run the new versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

iOS 12.4.5 IPSW Download Links

These are the iOS 12.4.5 IPSW download links:

This software update was launch with other updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. However, devices that are newer than the hardware (discuss earlier in the compatibility section) can install iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 instead.


Here’s all about “iOS 12.4.5 Update For January”. For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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