You can now download iOS 11 final links and install on iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6, SE, 5s, iPad mini 2 and over, and iPod touch 6th-generation. Announced first at WWDC 2017, iOS 11 is Apple’s latest major update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, brining in a number of new features to one of the world’s most popular mobile platform.
For a full list of features on what’s new in iOS 11, you can check out our separate detailed post on it here: iOS 11 Features, Release Date And More Announced, Here’s Everything You Need To Know.
The following guide will help you download and install iOS 11 on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device the right way. To find out whether your device is compatible with iOS 11 or not, you can check out the details in our iOS 11 compatibility post here. It’s also highly recommended that you make a complete full backup of your device, either using iTunes or to iCloud, before installing iOS 11 on it. You can follow our full guide on how to prepare your device for iOS 11 here which includes instructions on how to backup: How To Prepare For iOS 11 Update Release On Your iPhone And iPad.
Ready? Here’s how to go about installing iOS 11 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.
How to download and install iOS 11 [OTA Method]:
The easiest and fastest way to install any iOS update is via OTA update method, but it may not be the best option compared to clean install method (more on that below). In short, if you don’t want to go through the hassle of doing clean install and could live with some performance compromises, iOS 11 OTA update install is the way for you to go with.
Step 1: Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update section on your compatible 64-bit iPhone or iPad device running iOS 10.
Step 2: Now simply wait for for iOS 11 OTA update prompt to show up.
Step 3: Once you see it, as shown in the screenshot above, tap on Download and Install button to begin installing it.
How to download and install iOS 11 [Clean Install Method]:
For the best performance and battery life, we recommend doing a clean install of a major release of iOS like iOS 11. This is because when moving from iOS 10.x to a major version release like iOS 11 via OTA method, the software does tend to leave some older system files from previous version of the OS due to big changes underneath, which in turn could affect performance or battery life of the device.
So if performance and battery life are the biggest concerns for you, follow our detailed guide here to do a clean install of iOS 11 on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device: How To Clean Install iOS 11 Via iTunes The Right Way.
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