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Apple Releases iOS 12.5.4 to Block Security Vulnerabilities in Older iOS Devices

In a continued show of support for iOS devices that cannot update to iOS 14, Apple has released iOS 12.5.4 for older iPhones and iPads. They include the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation).

We recommend updating very soon because it includes important security updates to fix a couple of WebKit vulnerabilities that Apple says are actively being exploited in the wild. You can install the iOS 12.5.4 update in Settings > General > Software Update.

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Comments About Apple Releases iOS 12.5.4 to Block Security Vulnerabilities in Older iOS Devices

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  1. Hmm, I’ll have to dig out my iPhone 6 and see about updating it. Too bad I can’t do the same with my “iPod 3GS”.

  2. My iPhone 8+ is running 12.1. When I go to settings>general>sw update, my only update choice is 14.6. 12.5.4 is not shown. Any idea how to get around this!


  3. There is no way to get around that (short of jailbreaking). 12.5.4 is only available for devices that cannot run iOS 14 (such as the iPhone 6 or 6+). Since the 8+ can run 14.6, that’s the only update it will see.

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