iOS 10.1 bug-fix update released
iOS 10.1 bug-fix update released Apple

Apple has recently rolled out the iOS 10.1 firmware update for iPhone and iPad with a plethora of new features and bug fixes. Among the noteworthy enhancements the update debuts the new Portrait mode on the dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus.

The Portrait mode brings the depth of field or bokeh effect with still snapshots, using the 7 Plus' wide angle lens feature for the 3D photo effect. The depth effect can create blurred portrait backgrounds on the handset.

In addition, iOS 10.1 adds the ability to reduce motion without changing the basic iMessage features found in iOS 10. The update introduces a new toggle option for "Auto-play Message effects" under General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion wherein you will also see a new Replay option in Messages app.

Those who are already running iOS 10 on their iPhone or iPad can go ahead and install the new update via the Settings app by going to General > Software Update section. Alternatively, you can download the appropriate file for your device manually and update the same via iTunes.

iOS 10.1 compatible devices

  • iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
  • iPod Touch 6th generation

iOS 10.1 direct download links


iOS 10.1 (iPhone 5 GSM): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 5 GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 5s GSM): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 5c GSM): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 5c GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 6 Plus): iPhone_5.5_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 6): iPhone_4.7_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 6s): iPhone_4.7_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 6s Plus): iPhone_5.5_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone SE): iPhoneSE_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 7): iPhone_7_10.1_14B72c_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPhone 7 Plus): iPhone_7Plus_10.1_14B72c_Restore.ipsw


iOS 10.1 (iPad 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_32bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad 4 GSM): iPad_32bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad 4 GSM_CDMA): iPad_32bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Air Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (1.0 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Air China): iPad_64bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad_64bit_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Mini 3 WiFi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Mini 4 WiFi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPadPro_12.9_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPadPro_12.9_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPadPro_9.7_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.1 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPadPro_9.7_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch

iOS 10.1 (iPod touch 6G): iPodtouch_10.1_14B72_Restore.ipsw

For further assistance on how to clean install iOS 10.1 or manually install via iTunes, check out the step-by-step guide posted here.

iOS 10.1 full release notes

Camera and Photos

  • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
  • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
  • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library
  • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app


  • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
  • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
  • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes


  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
  • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
  • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes

  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
  • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the "Show iTunes Purchases" setting is turned off
  • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
  • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
  • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
  • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
  • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
  • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
  • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
  • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
  • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup