How to download iOS 17

Learn how to download iOS 17.

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Check compatibility

You will only see updates that are compatible with your current software version. If you have not downloaded the most current release, you will not see the option to install the latest release.

Find out which iPhone models are compatible with iOS 17.

Learn more about iOS 17.

Download iOS 17

When you download the latest version of iOS, your data and settings remain unchanged.

Update iPhone automatically

To turn on automatic updates:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Software Update > Automatic Updates.

  2. Turn on iOS Updates below Automatically Install and Automatically Download.

When an update is available, iPhone downloads and installs the update while charging and connected to Wi-Fi. You’re notified before an update is installed.

To turn off automatic updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update > Automatic Updates.

Update iPhone manually

To check for and install software updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Learn how to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS.

The screen shows the currently installed version of iOS and whether an update is available.

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