How to Upgrade to iOS 17 | Quick Guide

  • iOS 17 supports the iPhone 15 series and models as far back as the iPhone SE (2nd generation).
  • Update to iOS 17 by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
ios 17 features

Having witnessed the evolution of Apple’s iOS over the years, I’m excited about iOS 17 and its game-changing features. Launched on September 18, 2023, this update is ready to elevate our iPhone experience to new heights. In this article, I’ll list all the compatible devices and walk you through how to seamlessly install iOS 17.

Compatible Devices

iOS 17 supports a range of devices, including the iPhone 15 series and models as far back as the iPhone SE (2nd generation).

Here’s the entire list of compatible devices:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

How To Install iOS 17

Before any update, protecting your data should be a top priority.

You have several backup methods:

Installing iOS 17 on your iPhone is just as easy as with the previous versions. To ensure a smooth update process, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your device to Wi-Fi and plug it into a power source.

  2. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

  3. Simply tap Install Now or Download and Install under the iOS 17 update.

  4. If the iOS 17 update doesn’t show up immediately, you should check again in a couple of hours.

  5. Enter your passcode, if prompted, then review and accept the terms to proceed.

  6. Your iPhone will download and start the installation; expect restarts.

  7. After the update, follow on-screen instructions, sign in, and configure preferences.

Once again, if the iOS 17 update doesn’t show up immediately, you should check again in a couple of hours.

If you want to review the best features coming with iOS 17, check out our dedicated article.

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