Apple has released iOS 11.2.2.2 for iPhone and iPad. The new software update offers a security improvement, presumably to fix the security gaps in Meltdown and Specter. Hence, all iPad and iPhone users are recommended to install it on their supported devices.

The easiest way to download and install iOS 11.2.2 is through the device’s own software update mechanism. However, users can also use iTunes or IPSW firmware files. iOS 11.2.2 will be installed on any iOS 11 compatible device.

Mac users will also find Mac software updates available to protect themselves from the same security flaw.

How to install the iOS 11.2.2 update

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The easiest way to update to iOS 11.2.2.2 is through the iOS Settings app’s OTA mechanism.

Always back up your device to iCloud, iTunes, or both before installing iOS software updates.

  1. Open the Settings application and go to General, then Software Update.
  2. .

  3. If you see iOS 11.2.2, choose Download and Install.

The iPhone or iPad downloads the update, restarts, installs the software update, and then starts again.

Users can also install iOS 11.2.2 through iTunes with a device connected to a computer or through IPSW firmware files which can be downloaded from the links below.

IOS 11.2.2 IPSW firmware download links

The following IPSW file links point directly to the corresponding device firmware file on Apple’s servers. For best results, right-click a link, choose Save As, and make sure it’s saved with a .ipsw file extension so that iTunes can detect the firmware.

  • iPhone X.
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPad Pro 10.5 inches
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inches
  • iPad 9.7 inch model 2017 not Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air 1
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPod Touch 6th generation

Anyone can install iOS using IPSW, although it is generally considered advanced and requires a computer, iTunes, and a USB cable.

Release Notes for IOS 11.2.2 Security

The specific security release notes for iOS 11.2.2 contain the following information:

Available for: iPhone 5s and higher, iPad Air and higher, and 6th generation iPod touch

Description: iOS 11.2.2 includes security enhancements in Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Specter (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715).

Regardless, Mac users will find updates to download for Safari 11.0.2 and macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra Supplemental Update, which can also be used to patch the web browser against Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities.

IOS 11.2.2 security update available[Enlaces de descarga de IPSW].


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