Finally! After months of public beta testing, iOS 11 is officially available for download, and you’ll want to try out it for all the sweet new features.
The easiest way to update to iOS 11 is to jump into Settings > General > Software Update. As with previous updates, this one is too big to be downloaded over your cellular network, so make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi.
You can also connect your device to your computer and update automatically through iTunes.
Before you start downloading, you’ll want to make sure your device is charged; the download won’t start if your device doesn’t have enough battery. You’ll also need about 2 GB of space to update. If your device is completely full, try offloading some files using Google Photos. And as always, be sure to back up your data to iCloud beforehand.
iOS 11 is compatible with the following devices:
iPhone: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
iPad: iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad (fifth-generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second-generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first-generation)
iPod Touch: iPod Touch (sixth-generation)
And as a final note, don’t worry if you don’t see the update immediately. Just try again later in the day, when Apple’s servers aren’t being overloaded by a swarm of anxious Apple fans.