IOS 12.5.3 – Recommended for older iPhones and iPads

by | May 17, 2021

IOS 12.5.3 – Recommended

This IOS update is for older devices and includes important security fixes that were not specifically identified by Apple.  This update is recommended on your older iPhone.

The devices that can support this update are:   iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch 6th generation.

Normally the updates for older versions of IOS are for security fixes.  However, one exception for version 12.5 was the addition of the function that lets you opt-in to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system for your iPhone. System availability depends on support from your local public health authority. For more information see

Learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.