How to Update to iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

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Cedric Grantham Posted on Sep 07, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Every year, at WWDC, Apple announces the latest iOS system and a series of new devices. This year, iOS 11 will come at the appointed time, are you ready to update it to experience the newest iOS 11 features, like more intelligent Siri with five language translation function, highly customized control center, reasonable App Store adjustment, new Files application added, drag & drop feature for iPad and more. In following paragraphs, we will demonstrate how to update and install iOS 11 when it's available for your iPhone, get ready.

What need to be prepared for installing iOS 11?

Before directly download iOS 11 and install iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad, do prepare as following tips require.

Compatible iOS devices

First, you need to make sure whether your iPhone can update to iOS 11 or not. Supportable iOS devices are:

iPhone: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s

iPad: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air,iPad (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2

iPod touch: iPod touch (6th generation)

Create an iPhone backup

An iPhone backup with iTunes, iCloud or a third-party iPhone data transfer tool is indispensable for data loss caused by upgrade failure. We can recommend a very easy and free iPhone backup method for you by using EaseUS MobiMover Free. Check how to back up iPhone with MobiMover Free.

Save a copy of iOS 10.3 IPSW file

If you have changed your mind or bother with the iOS bugs and decide to downgrade from iOS 11 from iOS 10.3, you will need an iOS IPSW file for easier downgrading.  

Free up space for upgrade

Lacking enough space is one of the reasons for update failure. Make sure you have made enough room for iOS 11 upgrade by deleting the files you don't need any longer or exporting content to the computer or a mobile HD. Check how to free up space on iPhone if you have no idea.

Remember your passcode

As we all know, the passcode is need when setting up iPhone. Remember your iPhone passcode so you can download and install iOS 11.

Plug iPhone or iPad into a power source

If your iPhone or iPad has a very low battery, then you need to plug your device into a power source as running out of battery mid-download can foul up the update.

Connected to a stable Wi-Fi network

If you don't have much 3G or 4G mobile traffic, be sure you have connected your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network. Read the relevant guide on how to fix Wi-Fi connection problems if you have the same issue.

How to download and install iOS 11

Having prepared all the things and happily to download iOS 11? Now, let' begin.

1. Go to your iPhone Settings > General > Software Update. When your device is compatible with iOS 11, you will get the notification informing you that a new version of iOS is available for you to download.

2. After you have checked the update details, tap Install Now and leave the update process in the background. Once the installation has finished, you can reset your iPhone with the password for access.

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