How to Prepare your iPhone/iPad for iOS 11

Image result for ios 11iOS 11 has officially been released and it can be installed on compatible iOS devices.

The following are the 7 recommended tips from Apple to prepare your Apple device for iOS 11:


  1. Is your device compatible?

Settings > General > Software Update > if you see Download and Install – you’re in luck!

    • iPhone – 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone, 6 Plus, 6, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X;
    • iPad – mini 2, mini 3, mini 4, 5th generation, Air, Air 2, 9.7, 10.5, 12.9 1st and 2nd
  1. Backup your Device – iTunes and Cloud Backup

iTunes – connect your device to your computer and open iTunes.

Click on the device in the top left corner. Press the Backup Now button.

iCloud Backup – open Settings > Tap on your name at the Top > Tap on iCloud. Scroll down to iCloud Backup. Toggle iCloud Backup to ON > Backup Now button

  1. Free Up Space – iOS 11 takes up more than 2GB of space. Remove unwanted media files, messages, download photos, empty your deleted Photos Album, free up as much space as possible for the update.
  2. Remove 32-bit Apps – iOS 11 brings an end to 32-bit apps. These apps will not work with iOS 11 because they are no longer supported.

Settings > General > About > Applications

If there are updates for the apps listed, you can go ahead and update them, if not delete them before updating your device.

  1. Update All of your Apps

App Store > Updates > Update All

  1. Plug your iPhone/iPad into a power source and make sure it’s connected to Wi-Fi
  2. Install iOS 11

Settings > General > Software Update


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