IPSW File Extension

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IPod And IPhone Software Update Format
  • Developer
    Apple
  • Popularity
    3.1 (7 votes)

What is IPSW file?

An .IPSW file is a software update file used for Apple devices including iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV devices. The IPSW file is an archive file that comprises of encrypted DMG files, PLISTs, BBFWs, and IM4Ps formats. In addition to providing a software update, the IPSW file can also be used to add new features and to fix security vulnerabilities on the compatible devices. As the Apple releases new IPSW files, the files can be downloaded through iTunes or through IPSW downloads website. Further, as the Apple iTunes does not recognize a compatible IPSW file or if the IPSW file is corrupted, then iTunes will automatically download a new IPSW file to update the device.

Programs that support IPSW file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the IPSW file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the IPSW file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the IPSW file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the IPSW file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the IPSW file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the IPSW file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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