Apple releases iOS 11 for iPad and iPhone

iOS 11

As promised, Apple today released iOS 11 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The update is now available OTA in the Settings app under General > Software Update, or you can download it through the latest version of iTunes through your desktop or laptop.

Supported devices include:

  • Sixth-generation iPod touch
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generation)
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 1&2
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad 2,3,4

Apple describes iOS 11 as "a giant step for the iPhone," and "a giant leap for the iPad." This is because iOS 11 is the first major update in a long time to include iPad-specific features, such as a new Files app, an improved Dock and new and improved multitasking abilities.

Other iOS 11 features include Drag and Drop capabilities on the iPad, new Apple Pencil features for the iPad Pro lineup, a QuickType keyboard, AR support for apps, Apple Pay in the Messages app, new message effects, new photo filters, Live Photo effects, and many more. The App Store has also been redesigned and Siri is now "more natural and expressive."

You can see the iOS 11 security release notes here.

Remember to backup your device using iCloud or iTunes, and make sure your device is connected to Wi-Fi and charged (or connected to a charger) before installing any new updates.


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