Apple had announced that they will roll out an iOS update on June 30th. Now they have officially released the iOS 8.4 build 12H143 for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5c, 5 and 4S. The update is also available for iPad as well as for the iPod Touch. This is much awaited update as it brings the support for Apple Music that was announced at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) earlier this month. The update Music app now supports Apple Music which is available in almost 100 countries as of now and the support will expand to other countries soon. Other than that there are some improvements to the iBooks app and bug fixes in this release. As Apple notes:
This update introduces Apple Music – a revolutionary music service, 24/7 global radio, and a way for fans to connect with their favorite artists – all included in the redesigned Music app. iOS 8.4 also includes improvements for iBooks and bug fixes.
For complete change log, visit this link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204941
This update is about 200MB and can now be downloaded and installed via the push update. If you are not seeing it yet, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Your device will then check for the available software update and you will be able to download and install it.
Alternatively, or if you are not seeing the update in the “Software Update” on your device, you can download the IPSW from the direct links given below and then restore it using iTunes.
iOS 8.4 Direct Download Links
Just click on the correct link to download the iOS 8.4 IPSW for your device to download it.
iPhone 6 Plus: iPhone7,1_8.4_12H143_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 6: iPhone7,2_8.4_12H143_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 5S: GSM | CDMA
iPhone 5c: GSM | CDMA
iPhone 5: GSM | CDMA
iPhone 4S: iPhone4,1_8.4_12H143_Restore.ipsw
iPod Touch 5th Gen: iPod5,1_8.4_12H143_Restore.ipsw
Once you download the IPSW on your PC, you can restore iOS 8.4 to your iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch easily using Apple iTunes. To do this, just follow these simple steps:
Restore iOS 8.4 Using iTunes
- Launch iTunes
- Connect your device to the computer
- In device Summary tab, click on “Restore” button while holding the “Ctrl” key (Windows) or “Option” key (OS X).
- Browse and select the iOS 8.4 IPSW that you downloaded.
- The restore process will begin, wait for it to complete.
Once done, your device will reboot and you will have the iOS 8.4 installed. Enjoy!