Apple releases iOS 7.0.4 with FaceTime bug fix

By , Nov 14, 2013

iOS 7.0.4 update

Apple has just released iOS 7.0.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Along with the usual bug fixes and stability improvements, iOS 7.0.4 fixes a bug which would sometimes prevent users from making a FaceTime call.

The update is available over the air, directly from Settings > General > Software Update, or by plugging your device in iTunes…

Apple also pushed out an iOS 6.1.5 update for owners of fourth generation iPod touch, also to bring a fix to the aforementioned FaceTime bug, and and update to the Apple TV firmware, bringing it to version 6.0.2.

Hacker iH8sn0w has confirmed that the update is safe for jailbreakers as iOS 7.0.4 doesn’t bring any security changes.

As always, you can find all iOS software versions, including the latest iOS 7.0.4 on our download page.

If you notice anything new or improved in iOS 7.0.4, please feel free to let us know by emailing

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  • Lawry


    • iH8sn0w says it’s safe. Check his Twitter for the tweets.

      • Nirvana

        That guy wants his jailbreak, so do we but not the status

      • Paulie Neira

        its not safe that was a fake , other evader3s twitter accounts trust me

  • David Gitman

    lol after update my phone got into recovery mode ( with itunes cable logo)
    Thank god I had tinyumbrella on my PC ^^

    • Anti-wooing

      Mine too. Wtf?

      • David Gitman

        download Tinyumbrella and press exit recovery 🙂

    • Billy Thomsen

      me too!

      • David Gitman

        download Tinyumbrella and press exit recovery 😀

      • Billy Thomsen

        i’ve already tried that, the button is greyed out and my phone just has a black screen X(

      • David Gitman

        wtf hmm do you see numbers with question mark on the left ?

      • Billy Thomsen

        nah nothing, all black. this thing is a brick. guess i’m going to the apple store…

      • David Gitman

        what about put in dfu mode?

  • Ali Morina

    no need for update then

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Let’s hope it makes the animations snappier and squash the bugs. Fingers crossed.

    • mav3rick

      iOS inventors are gone, Jobs and Forstall. No other iOS update brought so many bugs and frustration on user experience, adding the idiotic blinding look. iOS was always praised for no lagging, this neonOS got it allover, iPad version has so many bugs it looks unfinished with maybe the worst being the unresponsive keyboard, iPad 2 getting almost unusable with long delays after pressing a command, 5s randomly restarting, gimmicky slow animations… From here comes the downhill…

  • Tom Brady

    man these folks need to create the jailbreak already.

    • Huntz

      They are you impatient bastard.

      • Fevostone

        Chill man there is know need for that..!

      • Scott Curry

        While there’s no need for name calling, I agree, there certainly isn’t a need for constantly badgering for a jailbreak either. Unless you believe the Dev team just ‘gave up’ and all switched to Android (and that Hell froze over and pigs can fly), then you know they will have it ready when they can.

      • Fevostone

        Sure thing man but at the end of the day it’s just someone saying wot everyone is thinking and I know they work really hard in there spare time to do there thing for all us apple jailbreak lovers BUT I’m sure all of us at some time have sed this to our selfs so hence the reason I sed chill out know need to call someone.

      • Scott Curry

        I meant to reply to ‘Tom Brady’, not you, Fevo. I think you and I are on the same page. My bad bud 🙂

      • Carlos Gomes

        + They are you, impatient bastard;
        + They are, you impatient bastard.

      • Tom Brady

        very juvenile of u

      • Diego Gastón Milano

        Where is iDB? I don’t expect anyone to be moderating all the time but I do agree certain comments should be. In fact, I can’t no longer flag comments (if that would even contribute in any way).

  • chumawumba


    • It’s 7.0.4 anyway, not 7.0.3

      • chumawumba

        I know, they made a typo

      • Stephen Michael Simon

        Seems like the most important number to get right in the entire Tweet. lol

  • Chazy Ronnie

    Is it safe to update? Im waiting for jailbreak.

    • Timothy

      Read before commenting. Yes, it’s safe.

  • Joseph Lennon™ ©

    any word on a fix for a slow to unresponsive keyboard on ipad 3

    • Chazy Ronnie

      No problems here on the iPad 4..

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      Oh so it ain’t just my iPad

      • Joseph Lennon™ ©

        its became annoying to the point I hardly use my ipad now, other wee niggley things as well, just slow in general since the first IOS 7 update

      • Alex Blaha

        Did you restore your iPad with a backup that was from a jailbroken device? I did this to my iPhone and had the same problem. But I’ve had heard of people having this problem, and they have never jailbroken before. Only solution I know of is to backup and restore.

      • Joseph Lennon™ ©

        I have never jailbroken but if the update doesnt work I’ll try this, cheers

      • Abhinav Chaudhary

        Actually I was jail broken on ios 6, but I set my iPad as a new iPad on ios 7. You sound like your iPad is really slow but my iPad ain’t that slow, it’s only the keyboard. But yes ios 7 do make old devices slow.

      • Joseph Lennon™ ©

        restoring it from a back up seems to have fixed mine thanks to the above from alex, running like a dream now thankfully

      • Alex Blaha

        No problem Joseph! Glad to know I did some good around here. 🙂

  • Lawry

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • Patriček Halmi

    update or not??

  • Raza Chatha

    7.0.4 still good for gevey sim users?

    • People still use Gevey?

      • jack

        I don’t but some carriers’ unlock aren’t available yet

  • Jakub Dubravčík

    i think nothing new at all 😀

  • Fevostone

    Updated… Haven’t noticed anything new as of yet but man do they need to sort this site out on a mobile..!!! Always goes to the full web instead of mobile site and the comments is a pain sometimes…

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Tweeted @sebastian page for the comments issues and he told me I should log in before commenting. Lol.


    Still no fix for location based reminders!!… WTF!!.. makes no sense in me having to have the app running in the background when i set up a location based reminder..

  • Brandon Weidema

    i dont know if its just me, but some animations seem a bit snappier

    • Fardeen Beharry

      placebo effect

    • Alex Blaha

      It could be placebo, or just the update caused your device to restart, making it temporarily a bit faster due to the clearing of cache on the device.

      • Brandon Weidema

        its cause of the restart 🙁

  • Kenny Woodard

    I was hoping that Apple would release a separate update for iOS 7 on iPhone 4. The way it is, an iPhone 4 is basically a brick when on iOS 7 and 90% of people wanted to go back to iOS 6 on i4. Luckily I was able to downgrade, but otherwise, I would have absolutely been pissed.. Apple is punishing the iPhone 4 users for having an older device because they want them to upgrade, and well they did a pretty good job, because I’m gonna be upgrading pretty soon. Moto X, here I come.

    • Rick Hart

      I agree there you should have an option 6 or 7

      • Josh

        Agreed, I’m just glad I managed to get the goldmaster version a day before 7’s release, realise what a laggy mess it is on an A4 device, and somehow downgrade to 5.1.1 and happily jailbreak. Funny how a device full of jailbreak tweaks which would usually slow it to a crawl, is considerably faster than iOS 7 unjailbroken. To be fair to Apple their flagship devices’ chipset right now is 3 iterations higher than the A4 iPhone 4 but they clearly should have offered the option to upgrade or stay on iOS 6, not to mention being able to downgrade further.

    • xxXXxx

      Android updates expectations : 1 year and a half for flagship devices
      iOS updates : 3-4 years.
      Or you can put a Wallmart ROM in your android if you like the boot logo :p
      No hate, I own both OS :p

      • Kenny Woodard

        That’s true that Android devices are supported for a shorter amount of time, but you can always get your own custom ROMS and customize it as much as possible.

      • xxXXxx

        Customs ROMs are never as good as stock built. i.e. Cyanogenmod and Vanilla 4.3. Not saying Cyanogenmod ain’t good, just crashes more often. I prefer reliability for my daily driver and apps quality.

        some others prefer customization, it’s up to you :p

    • Shawn Michael Sanders

      I thought the same thing, until I manually restored the ios7 firmware on my 4 by plugging it into iTunes. Old school, yes. Effective, yes. Completely new device.

      • Kenny Woodard

        That’s how I have always done it. Because I haven’t have wifi at home until recently. It never helped, cuz trust me, I tried every beta, and thn all the way up to 7.0.2 but it was still too slow to use.

      • xxXXxx

        Restore and set up as new iPhone. That will work! It just have to be something else then your backup, so setup as a new iPhone.

  • Rick Hart

    Apple should give an option for the iPhone 4 to either 6.1.5 or 7.0.4. iOS doesn’t play to nice with A4 devices

  • leart

    What update for my ipod 4g??? 🙂

  • Joel Torres ツ

    Anyone know if iOS 6.1.5 is still jailbreakable like 6.1.3? Tethered with redsn0w?

    • leart

      i dont know too much about tethered jailbreak, if you understand something here

      • Joel Torres ツ

        Yea I saw that. I’m debating whether to try it or not.

      • leart

        Ipod 4g it’s already slow by himself, jailbreaking make sense at least if it is untethered, tether is really anoying so for me it not worth at all

  • jack


  • Adam

    How to save shsh 7.0.3 – apple still should be signing but tinuUmbrella doesnt work ( iphone 5 )

  • Harold

    can i update my iphone 5 without losing all my music library? i don’t have my music library on my current computer….

    • onebyone_

      update from? 6.X.X?
      if you are on iOS7 just update OTA

      • Harold

        Yea i have ios7. Thanks

  • onebyone_

    Good for us!
    As we see, apple team is working hard to fix issues and give to us a better experience in iOS7.
    Meanwhile “other” users….still waiting a little update for his fragmented devices.
    good luck.

  • sadaN

    How about fixing the bug where killing Reminders/Find my friends will also kill the geofence notifications Apple?????????????????????

  • iPhone5LiveUpdates

    Just updated iPhone 4s, iPad2, iPad Mini, iPhone 5… All work fine with no problems. Updates were over air!

  • jgr627

    Anybody here have a guess when 7.1 is coming out?

  • auci

    the last piece – ipad mini retina is out, just release the jb!!!

  • H5ire

    Apple Releases iOS 6.1.5 for iPod Touch 4G.!!

  • Kenrick Fernandes

    hi guys i know its crashing for quite a few people after the update.. the solution here is to close all your apps, restart your phone and then do the update. Works…

    And yes this is jailbreak safe to download

  • hkgsulphate

    anyone noticed they updated the little icon for yahoo mail

  • galdamita

    I see the version of this firmware and it looks like beta number 11B554a

  • JS3

    if only they would fix the settings bug. is there a way to report an issue directly to apple?

  • Cody Thebull Smyth

    can some one tell me if there is a iphone 4s with 7.0.4 jalibreak out let

  • addicted to BVB! :)

    i’ll stay on 6.1 😛

  • Stephen Michael Simon

    Thanks Capt. Obvious!

  • AltF5

    But let me get this correct, can we update using the OTA (in the settings method), or should be / must we use iTunes? Also in the event of a Jailbreak, say an OTA update was used along the way… that would just me we could still jailbreak in the future as long as we update using iTunes for that 1 update that is jailbreakable (iTunes method being the kill all music method). Is this correct or no?

  • Guns

    Another update, meaning that in addition to the customer, apple using us as experiment… 🙂

  • James Bilsbury

    After I updated to 7.0.4, I can’t transfer music from my mac to my iPhone 5 via iTunes anymore!!!

  • Paulie Neira

    its bs it said today that it is not okay to update to 7.0.4 comin form planet bein, its on twitter so if your on 7.0.4 go back to 7.0.3 now before you will not to be able to in a few days

  • Paulie Neira


  • Paulie Neira

    7.0.4 sucks I need mine downgraded

  • NC Cowgirl

    Ugh! I downloaded the new version before reading anything and my ipad went into recovery mode. Tried to restore it with iTunes and for some reason iTunes wants me to browse for a folder when I click restore. Of course, Apple Customer Service has no idea why it’s doing that and I can’t figure out how to get it working again. Any ideas?