Are you prepared? Apple plans to launch the latest model of the iPhone’s working system — iOS 17 — to everybody at the moment who has a suitable iPhone.
Your iPhone will deal with a lot of the iOS 17 replace course of, however you are able to do a number of issues to arrange earlier than putting in the most recent model of iOS. Learn on for a step-by-step information to placing the brand new iOS 17 in your iPhone.
For extra on the brand-new iPhone OS, learn our iOS 17 evaluation and take a look at a number of the coolest iOS 17 options.
Earlier than beginning to set up iOS 17, discover out in case your iPhone is suitable
Not each iPhone will obtain the brand new iOS 17 replace. You may want an iPhone mannequin that’s a minimum of as new because the iPhone XR or XS, which had been launched in 2018.
Together with the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, the iPhone 11, iPhone SE (second era and up), iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 will all assist iOS 17. The brand new iPhone 15 — at the moment obtainable for preorder and in shops on Sept. 22 — will include iOS 17 preinstalled.
Subsequent, earlier than putting in iOS 17, again up your iPhone
Diving into all the brand new options of iOS 17 might be thrilling, however you will need to take a number of fundamental precautions earlier than updating to the brand new working system. To make sure that your whole private and cellphone information stays safe, you need to again up your iPhone earlier than you replace. That will even provide the choice to reverting to iOS 16 if you happen to discover that iOS 17 is not best for you.
With default settings enabled, your iPhone will again up your information commonly throughout sleep hours, if it is linked to energy and Wi-Fi. Nonetheless, if the automated backup function is disabled, you possibly can go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup after which hit Again Up Now to manually again up your machine.
You too can again up your iPhone utilizing Finder on a Mac laptop. Join your iPhone to your laptop, open Finder, choose your machine after which create a backup. Apple additionally recommends archiving your backup, in order that it isn’t overwritten by different backups.
After backing up your iPhone, do these three issues earlier than putting in iOS 17
To make the obtain and set up course of go as easily as doable, it helps to take a number of steps to arrange:
- Make sure that your iPhone is linked to energy. You will not have the ability to obtain iOS 17 if you happen to’re beneath 50% battery, so it is most secure to plug in your cellphone whilst you replace. Even if you happen to’re plugged in, the battery must be over 20% to put in iOS 17.
- Hook up with Wi-Fi. You will not have the ability to obtain iOS 17 utilizing your cell information, so hook up with a secure Wi-Fi community earlier than beginning the set up.
- Clear up sufficient cupboard space. The iOS 17 file measurement will likely be a number of gigabytes, and if you happen to’re working out of storage, you will must clear some room earlier than you possibly can obtain and set up iOS 17. Go to Settings > Basic > iPhone Storage to delete giant recordsdata and apps.
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Find out how to obtain and set up iOS 17 when it is obtainable at the moment
As soon as you’ve got accomplished the entire preparations, you will be able to obtain and set up iOS 17. When the official launch of iOS 17 turns into obtainable, open your iPhone and go to Settings > Basic > Software program Replace. Wait a number of seconds (or minutes) for the replace to look after which hit Set up Now for iOS 17 (or Set up Tonight if you wish to set up iOS 17 later).
When you see the obtain and set up possibility for iOS 16.6 as a substitute, hit the Improve to iOS 17 button on the backside of the web page after which hit Obtain and Set up for iOS 17. Enter your passcode to start the method of updating.
After you’ve got begun the replace course of you need to see a loading bar, together with an estimate of how lengthy the obtain course of will take. As soon as the obtain is full, restart your iPhone and look forward to iOS 17 to put in. When your iPhone boots up, observe any prompts and you need to then see iOS 17 downloaded in your machine.
When will the iOS 17 replace be obtainable at the moment for iPhone customers?
At its “Wonderlust” occasion on Sept. 12, Apple mentioned that iOS 17 will likely be obtainable for all suitable iPhones at the moment, Monday, Sept. 18.
Apple typically releases its main updates to iOS at 10 a.m. PT, which implies that most iPhone customers within the US will get entry to the iOS 17 in late morning or early afternoon at the moment. This is after we anticipate iPhone customers to see iOS 17:
- iPhone customers in Hawaii: 7 a.m.
- iPhone customers in Alaska: 9 a.m.
- iPhone customers on PT: 10 a.m.
- iPhone customers on MT: 11 a.m.
- iPhone customers on CT: 12 p.m.
- iPhone customers on ET: 1 p.m.
- iPhone customers on BST: 6 p.m.
- iPhone customers on AEST: 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
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