There is no need to wait for the recently launched iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, or the iPhone X that will be available in November, to start enjoying the latest iOS 11 from the stables of Apple. This is because on Tuesday, September 20th, 2017, Apple released the iOS 11, their latest operating system for iOS devices. Currently, there are two methods to update your current iOS devices to iOS 11. In this post, I will be showing you all you need to know on how to download and install Apple’s latest mobile operating system.
If you own an iPhone 5s or earlier version, a 5th generation iPad or iPad Mini 2 or earlier version, or a 6th generation iPod Touch, you can now upgrade your devices to iOS 11. Before I show you the procedures on how to upgrade, let me show you some features or what you can do with the current iOS 11.
Some Features Of iOS 11
- With the current Appe iOS, you will be able to:
- Edit live photos
- Customize the new control center
- Make Venmo-style Apple payments
- Free up storage easily
Meanwhile, the iOS 11 will supercharge the iPad with a new Dock, an honest-to-goodness management system and drag and drop multitasking.
How To Upgrade Your Device To iOS 11
There are two ways you can successfully update your iOS device to the latest operating system. But before you kick-start the process, make sure you prepare your device for the iOS 11 upgrade by first of all creating a backup and making sure you have enough space to download the update. The iOS 11 update requires about 2GB of storage.
If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can easily upgrade to iOS 11 directly from your device itself. You don’t necessarily need a computer or iTunes, just connect your device to its charger (to ensure there is no power failure), then go to Settings >> General >> Software update. iOS will automatically check for an update and prompt you to download and install iOS 11.
Now, take a look at the second method.
If you have a computer with iTunes, then you are lucky because it is faster updating through this means. It is quite faster than over the air.
The first thing you should do is to update iTunes to version 12.7 on your MacBook. To achieve this, open the Mac App Store and you will find the iTunes update waiting to be installed.
After updating your iTunes, now connect your iOS device. Click the iPhone or iPad icon in the top-left corner of iTunes, next to the drop-down menu for the various sections of your iTunes library. The next thing you will do is to click on Check for update >> Download and update. Simply follow the prompts and accept the terms and conditions, then all you have to do is to sit back and relax and allow iTunes to do the job for you.
These are the simple methods of updating your iOS devices to iOS 11. Don’t just enjoy this alone, kindly share this post with your friends on various social networks. And also drop your comments below if you carried out the methods successfully.