Apple Releases iOS 6 Update: Download the new iOS 6.0.1 Firmware Files now

Last week we said you have to wait a little longer for Apple to release iOS 6.0.1 firmware, but it looks like the wait was certainly not too long. Apple has now officially announced the new iOS 6.0.1 firmware, and iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch user can download and install this new firmware on their devices right away.

In this article, you will find the type of Apple devices that can be upgraded to iOS 6.0.1, get the download links for iOS 6.0.1 firmware, and finally learn how to install iOS 6.0.1 through your computer using iTunes or right from your iOS devices through OTA (Over-The-Air) update.

Devices upgradable to iOS 6.0.1:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad Mini
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPod Touch 4G

Below you will the iOS 6.0.1 IPSW files for download:

How to Install iOS 6.0.1 Firmware:

In case you want to do a fresh install of iOS 6.0.1, and if your device is on iOS 5 or iOS 6 firmware, then download the IPSW files from the above links, plug your iOS device to your computer, launch iTunes and do the following:

  • On Windows: Hold the Shift button on your keyboard and click Restore button on iTunes. A window will pop up — select the iOS 6.0.1 IPSW file and installation will begin immediately.
  • On Mac OS: Hold the Option/Alt button on your keyboard and click Restore button on iTunes. A window will pop up — select the iOS 6.0.1 IPSW file and installation will begin immediately.
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Note: Some of the iOS 6.0.1 files are over 900 MB. If you don’t want to download these huge files and install through iTunes, then I’d recommend you to update using the “Software Update” option. Here’s what you need to do:

From your iOS device, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update.

Here, you are downloading only the update of iOS (incremental update), not the whole firmware. Assuming you have iOS 6.0 running on your device, the new iOS 6.0.1 update will be less than 50 MB. If you have iOS 5 firmware installed, then of course the whole file (630 MB on iPhone 4S) will be downloaded over the air.