iOS 12.5.7 Update: Features, Security Fixes, Issues & More

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Posted in News by Mike on January 24, 2023

iOS 12.5.7 update

Apple has released iOS 12.5.7 update for iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus and iPad Air, mini 2, mini 3 and iPod touch (6th gen.). Build number 16H81 brings security fixes to iOS devices that can’t be updated to iOS 15 and newer.

iOS 12.5.7 Update

The new software is available, as usual, over-the-air in:
ios 12.5.7 download

  • 1. Settings -> General -> Software Update.
  • 2. Tap Download and Install.
  • 3. Input iPhone passcode and be patient until the update is requested, download, prepared, verified and installed on your device.
  • Fact: The iPhone 5s is still getting software updates close to 10 years since its release date (September 20, 2013)!

iOS 12.5.7 Features

As mentioned above there are no new features expected in this update. The release notes inform about “important security updates” that are recommended for all users!

However, if you do notice any other change and improvement use the comments section and let us know!

iOS 12.5.7 Security Fixes

Apple’s security support document for this update mentions a single vulnerability that has been addressed:

“Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.”

The issue has been fixed with improved state handling. More info available here.

iOS 12.5.7 Issues

Bugs, problems and errors encountered in this version are tracked here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

Have you installed 12.5.7 on iPhone or iPad? Do you encounter any problems? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 15.7.3 and iPadOS 15.7.3 (19H307).


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