Apple released the major update iOS 11 that brought many new features, UI changes, performance optimization, bug fixes and more. Within a short period, a number of successive iOS updates pushed out to patch security issues. After that, two main updates iOS 11.1 and iOS 11.2 released for all compatible devices. Users are always suggested to use latest iOS update for better and secure experience, hence in this article, we are explaining how you can install iOS 11.2 or iOS 11.2.1 on iPhone X, 8, 7 Plus, 6s, 6, SE, iPad, iPod Touch.
As there are two methods to get the latest update on an iOS device, you can opt according to your preference. Clean installation of iOS is always recommended for major updates due to best performance and battery optimization. On the other hand, iOS OTA update can be opted for iOS security updates.
Before starting to perform this iOS 11.2 download and installation tutorial, backup your data as this will wipe out the stored data. Even you need to cross-check whether your device is eligible one or not as Apple has released this major update for few compatible devices.
Method 1: Download and install iOS 11.2 through OTA
This is easiest and quick method of installing iOS 11.2 on your compatible Apple device, but this method is not the best option as when you update iPhone, iPad or iPod using Over the Air method, you don’t get the desired performance. Here’s the step by step guide to install iOS 11.2.1 or iOS 11.2 through OTA:
Step 1: Open Settings > General > Software update.
Step 2: Now simply wait till iOS 11.2 update prompt to show up.
Step 3: Once it comes tap on Download and Install to begin installation of iOS 11.2 or iOS 11.2.1.
Method 2: Download IPSW file and perform iOS 11.2 Clean Installation
Step 1: First, you need to have the latest iTunes 12.7.2 and iOS 11.2 / iOS 11.2.1 IPSW file for your Apple device.
Step 2: Connect your Apple device to your system using a cable. Then tap on trust on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
Step 3: Type the Passcode to make the connection between PC and iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Step 4: Now you will be asked to allow the computer to access the information of your Apple device. Click on Continue button.
Step 5: Tap on the iPhone icon appearing on the top left area of iTunes screen. Hold Shift key on the Windows and Alt key on the Mac system and then click on the “Restore iPhone…” button.
Note: Make sure that your “Find my iPhone” option is turned off in iCloud.
Step 6: The browse window will pop-up on the screen. Now select the IPSW file that you have downloaded.
Step 7: Now it will ask “iTunes will erase and restore your iPhone to iOS 11.2 or iOS 11.2.1”. Click Restore button to continue the installation.
Step 8: The file will start to be extracted. Then the IPSW file will be verified and starts to clean install iOS 11.2 / iOS 11.2.1 on your device. After completing the installation process, the device will be restart automatically.
That’s it. Now you can notice the latest iOS version displaying on your device.