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Tech giant Apple has recently released the iOS 8.4.1 update for some of its devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The iOS update is merely a bug fix and a performance improvement release, with enhancements targeted towards Apple Music, particularly resolving several different issues with iCloud Music Library and other playlists.

Moreover, some important security updates are also included in the new iOS release, which makes it a rather recommended update for iOS users around the globe.

If we go in further detail, we see that the update aims to fix the issue of iCloud Music Library not turning on for some users. So, if you’re huge fan of Apple Music and use the iCloud Music Library often, then this is great news for you. In addition, this update also resolves the issue of your music noticeably disappearing just because Apple Music was set to display offline tracks only.

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Thus, all the changes and improvements in this update are related to Apple Music and Beats 1, so users shouldn’t expect too much from this particular release.

At least 550 MB of free space is required to install this update. Before installing, make sure that you back up all your iOS devices in order to avoid losing any important data in case if something goes wrong during the update process.

How to download the iOS 8.4.1 update on your iOS devices

The easiest way to download and install this small update is by means of OTA mechanism. The OTA download is about 225 MB in size and will require a user to reboot their devices in order to install. This is how you can do it:

  1. On your iOS device, open the ‘Settings’ app and then tap on ‘General.’
  2. Select ‘Software Update’ and then press ‘Download & Install.’

Alternatively, you can choose to install the iOS 8.4.1 update through iTunes with any PC, but that will require a USB connection and iTunes installed in Mac or Windows OS.

Direct download links for the iOS 8.4.1 IPSW firmware

Users can also install the iOS 8.4.1 update manually with the help of IPSW. The following IPSW firmware links are hosted on Apple servers. For getting best results, right-click and select ‘Save as’ to save the file and make sure that it has an .ipsw extension.

IPSW Download links for iPhone:


IPSW Download links for iPad:

IPSW Download links for iPad touch: