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iPhone and iPad: How to Update to iOS 11 via iTunes


iOS 11 will bring any Apple device’s user experience to the next level with a bunch of innovative features. Therefore, it’s easy to understand why Apple fans are so eager to get the update. Today we will go over the most popular way that eager Apple fans can use in order get their hands on the latest version of iOS. Also, worth mentioning is that we advise everyone who wants to update their device to perform a full back up beforehand.

Apple Devices that Support iOS 11

Sadly, not every Apple iPad or iPhone 8 supports the company’s latest operating system. However, here are the ones that do:

  • iPhone 5S;
  • iPhone SE;
  • iPhone 6 Plus;
  • iPhone 6;
  • iPhone 6S Plus;
  • iPhone 7 Plus;
  • iPhone 7;
  • iPod Touch 6th generation;
  • iPad Air 2;
  • iPad Air;
  • iPad (2017);
  • iPad Mini 2;
  • iPad Mini 3;
  • iPad Mini 4;
  • iPad Pro 12.9/ 10.5 and 9.7-inch;

Updating Through iTunes

First off, Apple fans will need to connect the designated device to a PC that’s running iTunes. In addition, iTunes needs to be updated to the latest version which is 12.6.2 as of now. iTunes needs to be updated before the designated device is connected. In order to check for any new iTunes updates, open up the app, select the Help menu and then click on “Check for Updates”.

Assuming that iTunes is up to date with Apple’s latest version, connect the designated device and select the “Trust” option on it. Once the connection is complete, iTunes will pop up a message that’s announcing that new software update is available. All that’s left now is to download the update and install it. Keep in mind to fully charge the designated device before starting the update since it will last a take a while until its done.