How To Download iOS 11 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

ios 11 download and install on iphone and ipad

Latest mobile operating system from Apple, the iOS 11, was unveiled by the company at WWDC back in June. Since the initial announcement, there has been a flurry of iOS 11 beta update releases to both developers and public to try out new iOS 11 features that Apple has planned for its latest iOS version for iPhone and iPad. Purpose of beta updates was to test new changes so that errors can be found and removed before the released of final version to public. In this tutorial, we are going to show you official Apple approved iOS 11 Download method on iPhone and iPad using iTunes.

It is recommended that you should install any new major iOS update via iTunes as the chances of errors via OTA update method are higher due to the large size of the installation file. Moreover, some download files fail to install properly if your device is connected to a slow network during over-the-air update.

New Features of iOS 11:

  • New Files App
  • Redesigned Control Center
  • Improved Notification panel
  • New Machine Language
  • More Intelligent Siri
  • iCloud Syncing for Messages
  • Better Camera and Photos App
  • Revamped Lock Screen
  • New Looked App Store UI
  • Updated Apple Maps

There are many other changes in the new firmware, check this iOS 11 Features link to learn more about the improvements.

Preparation to Download iOS 11 without Error

Before downloading iOS 11, make sure to follow the steps below so that the installation goes through without any update stuck or freeze issue:

1 – You must have the latest iTunes installed on your computer.

2 – Open iTunes on PC Windows or MAC, go to Help > Check for Updates and follow the on-screen instructions to see if a new software update is available for download on computer.

itunes update menu

3 – Next step is to backup data using iTunes and iCloud (initial release of a big iOS update could be buggy, that’s why you should keep the backup in case the new iOS release doesn’t work as normal and restoring to previous version becomes unavoidable).

ios backup using itunes

4 – Also disable device passcode and Touch ID.

5 – Next, disable Find My iPhone from Settings > iCloud.

You can enable all these features once again after the update is successfully downloaded on your device.

How to Download iOS 11:

There are a few ways to download iOS 11 update on iPhone and iPad.

1 – Grab your iOS device.

2 – Open Settings.

3 – Tap General.

4 – Select Software Update and see if iOS 11 update is available via OTA update.

5 – Alternatively, connect your device to computer via USB/lightening cable.

6 – Launch iTunes.

7 – Click on Check for update button.

8 – Follow the on-screen instructions to download the iOS 11 firmware via iTunes.

9 – That’s all.

iOS 11 Jailbreak Status:

iOS 11 is a new firmware update, so there is not much chance of a jailbreak exploit for it releasing anytime soon. Although, there have been reports of iOS 11 beta jailbreaks, but they are mostly unstable and limited only to developer community. If you are rocking Yalu Jailbreak, we suggest that you stay away from downloading iOS 11 until jailbreak solution for the new firmware is released for public. Meanwhile, enjoy iOS 11 and don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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