How do I upgrade to iOS 6.1.6 instead of 7.0.6?

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  1. slapple macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3. When I load it in iTunes, it tells me that iOS 7.0.6 is available. But I read that there's an iOS 6.1.6. How do I tell iTunes to install 6.1.6 instead of iOS 7.0.6?
     
  2. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    You can't. The only version of iOS signed for the 4S right now (aside from the betas) is 7.0.6.
     
  3. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    6.1.6 is for iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th Gen only. Its not available for iPhone 4s.
     
  4. dimzen macrumors member

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  5. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    If it means anything, iOS 7 runs just fine on the 4S.
     
  6. sracer macrumors 603

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    Maybe for you. That is not the universal experience of people running 7 on the 4s.
     
  7. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Is it not? I haven't come across many people complaining about iOS 7 on the 4S. People presume it will not run well, but in reality it runs perfectly fine.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    You cannot apply any iOS 6 updates, Apple only gives you the opportunity to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6
     
  9. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    Apple REALLY wants you to run iOS 7. Deal with it or switch to Android.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    iOS 7.1 is out now which supposedly is more stable and performs better across the board.
     
  11. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Another humble suggestion is to locate an iPhone model that has the firmware you want. There are plenty of them out there.
     

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