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Details of the .ipsw file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .ipsw file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .ipsw file?
  • What program do I need to open a .ipsw file?
  • How can the .ipsw file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .ipsw?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ipsw extension?
  • How can I convert .ipsw files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .ipsw?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.ipsw file extension details

iPhone / iPod Software Update

iPhone / iPod Software Update .ipsw file icon
IPSW file is an iPhone / iPod Software Update package. You can use IPFW files to restore or update your iPhone or iPod Touch.
IPSW format description not yet available
Category: Archive files
Application: iTunes
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
IPSW aliases:
IPSW related links:
IPSW related extensions:
iPhone / iPod Application

iPhone / iPod Firmware Upgrade

Other types of files may also use the .ipsw file extension.

.ipsw file extension error

The .ipsw file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ips, psw, ipw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

iPIX Script
VisualBoy Advance IPS Patch File
Pocket Word Document
UniPlot Graph
open .ipsw file

Can't open a .ipsw file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .ipsw file association, check the FAQ.

.ipsw file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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