File Extension IPSW

.IPSW File

File extension: IPSW
File type: Firmware Update File


Notes about the IPSW file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The IPSW file type is primarily associated with 'iPhone/iPod' by Apple Inc.. This is a firmware update file for the iPhone. The file is a renamed .ZIP file. If you unZIP it you will see a file called MANIFEST.PLIST and a file without an extension but with a version number in the name, e.g., Firmware-14.5.3. This file is the firmware image.

Detailed information for file extension IPSW:


Primary association: iPhone/iPod
Company: Apple Inc.
File classification: Archive
Related links: How to Unbrick an iPhone, iNdependence iPhone Mod Interface, Guide for 3rd Party Apps on iPhone 1.1.1



To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .IPSW

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: iTunes.ipsw
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\iTunes.exe /open

ProgramID: iTunes.ipsw
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes.exe /open


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