Apple has released the iOS 12.5.6 update for older iPhones. Apple has released the update to iPadOS and iOS 12.5.6, intended for older iPhones and iPads that cannot be updated to the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS.
Apple generically explains that the iOS 12.5.6. “Improves security and is recommended for all users”
The update in question can be installed by users of iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, by users with the first generation of iPad Air, the second generation of iPad mini and the sixth generation of iPod touch.
The update can, as always, be downloaded over-the-air (directly from the device) by selecting General and then “Software Update”.
Apple does not indicate other details but in the release notes for developers it highlights the solution of some important vulnerabilities and it is therefore good to update your device as soon as possible.
Among the devices that can be updated are: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPod touch 6, the first iPad Air, the iPad mini 2 and the iPad mini 3.
How do you download the update to iOS 12.5.6?
As always, you can install the update directly from iPhone or iPad by going to Settings> General> Software update.
After requesting the update (tap on “Download and install”), it will be downloaded. The system prepares the update and, after a few minutes, it will be installed automatically.
The installation of the update requires at least 50% battery or connection to a power source.
If the update does not appear immediately, do not worry: it does not appear to all users immediately and you may have to wait a little longer.
If you are unable to update wirelessly, you can use iTunes to get the latest iOS update from a Mac or PC with the device connected via USB