Apple has finally released the iOS 11 update for iPhone and iPad users all over the world. In India too, now you can pick up your iOS devices, download, and install the latest operating system from Apple. The company recently released the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 and they have been creating a lot of buzz globally. However, if you are not interested to buy those devices as of now, you should get your old iPhone and iPad updated to the iOS 11. You should note that the size of the iOS 11 file is almost 2GB in size. So you need to ensure that you clean up some memory on your old iPhone if you own a 16GB or 32GB Apple device. Also, because of the large file size, it is advisable to complete the process using WiFi, as it can take away a lot of your mobile data. Additionally, make sure you have enough juice on your iPhones and iPads, else if there is a 50 percent or less charge, the device will ask you to plug in a charger. Meanwhile, here is a quick look at how to download and install iOS 11 (OTA and iTunes).
First check if your iPhone and iPad is compatible with the Apple iOS 11: iOS 11 is compatible with these iPhones: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus. But this is understandable since they were just rolled out by the company. When it comes to older models, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone SE, iPhone 5s will get the iOS 11. However, if you still own the iPhone 4S, 5, or 5C you will not get the iOS 11 update anymore from Apple. When it comes to iPads, Apple iOS 11 will be available for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad (fifth generation), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 4, 3 and 2. Interestingly, even the iPod Touch (sixth generation) will get the update from Apple.
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How to update iPhone, iPad to iOS 11? In order to install the latest Apple iOS, all you need to do is go to ‘Settings’ tab on your device, then go to the ‘About’ section and click on ‘Software Update’. Here you can check if the iOS 11 has arrived for your device. If it is available, you will have to download and install the iOS update. You can also install the iOS update on your Macbooks using iTunes software.
How to install iOS 11 using iTunes: If you could not download the iOS using the above method, you have to option of plugging in your iPhone or iPad into a MacBook or PC. You can then install the iOS using iTunes. However, you need first update your device to the latest version of iTunes. Once you are plugged in iTunes, tap on the device icon in the upper left corner window. You will now see the details regarding the iOS device. Just click on ‘Summary’ and then tap on ‘Check for Update’. You can now download the latest iOS 11.
iOS 11 features: As far as the improvements go, the iOS 11 will have the redesigned Control Center and App store, new Messages features, Do Not Disturb While Driving feature, smarter Siri, better camera and photos, and much more. It will also have many new features exclusively for the iPad. These features mostly focus on productivity and utility, making the iPad a far better device for work.