iOS 7.0.4 download

iOS 7.0.4 has been released by Apple for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, with a build of 11B554a. The update includes several bug fixes and improvements, and addresses an issue with FaceTime calling that caused video chat and voice calls to fail continuously under some circumstances. Other small feature changes may be present, but have not been specifically mentioned or discovered yet.

The iOS 7.0.4 update is small but users are still advised to backup their iOS devices to iCloud or iTunes, if not both, before installing the update on their respective hardware. The update is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, Retina iPad Mini, and the iPod touch 5th gen. Additionally, iOS 6.1.5 is available for the iPod touch 4th gen, which resolves the same FaceTime issues for that device.

Download iOS 7.0.4 with OTA

For most users, the easiest way to get iOS 7.0.4 on their devices is to use the over-the-air update mechanism:

  • Open “Settings” and go to “General”, then to “Software Update”
  • Choose “Download & Install” and agree to the terms and conditions to begin the update

Users must be on a wi-fi network to be able to download the update through OTA, despite the delta update size being about 18MB. It may sit on “Preparing Update…” for a while before completing, this seems to be routine for just about every iOS device, just let it sit and it should complete eventually.

Another option is to connect a device to a computer with iTunes and download the complete update through there.

Experienced users who are comfortable using firmware files can also choose to download IPSW files directly from Apple’s servers using the links below, then apply the update manually through iTunes. This is generally considered more advanced and is best reserved for those who have experience with updating through IPSW.

iOS 7.0.4 IPSW Direct Download Links

For best results, right-click the respective link and choose “Save As”. Be sure the file has a “.ipsw” extension when saved.

The majority of individuals should use the OTA update method, it is by far the simplest.

The update appears to enable Bluetooth, so if you don’t use the feature be sure to turn that off when your device reboots. Disabling unneeded features can help battery life last longer on just about every iOS device.

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