Index – Tech-Science – Update now: iOS 17 has been released
After more than three months of testing, Apple has finally released the final version of iOS 17. As reported by Index, the company presented the new flagship version at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2023, and among the innovations we can find functions that make devices more customizable And comfort in use. We’ve already mentioned the full list of updates, you can access our article on this by clicking here.
In addition to iOS 17, as we mentioned, watchOS 10 was also launched, which completely redesigns the software interface for Apple smart watches, most of the applications got a new look, and Apple also reprogrammed the physical buttons on the devices – similar to our article on what’s new in iOS 17, watchOS We have also collected 10 of the most important innovations, you can read the details by clicking here. Last but not least, iPadOS 17 has arrived, and the biggest novelty is that now, just like on iPhones, the lock screen for iPads can be loaded with widgets. As usual, macOS Sonoma isn’t quite ready for the launch of new iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS this year, so you should look for the update coming to Macs starting September 26.
This is how you can update it
Upgrading to a new major release is easier than you think. open the Settingsthen press it generalAnd then A system update The list, where iOS 17 should appear after a short wait. The update size ranges between 5 and 7 GB, depending on the device, so users with limited storage space should free up some space on their devices for a smooth transition. It also doesn’t hurt to make a backup before updating to avoid possible data loss, which is highly unlikely, but better to be safe than sorry.
It’s difficult to say how long the update might take, but one thing is certain: within the next 3-4 hours, Apple’s servers will be particularly busy, so it may take up to two or three hours for your iPhone to download the update. the new. Software – During this time, you can use your device without disturbance. After the download comes the installation, which takes about 15-20 minutes based on the experience so far.
These devices are supported
You will be able to download iOS 17 for the following iPhones: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11 , iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone SE (3rd generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation). Therefore, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X introduced in 2017 are no longer supported.
You’ll be able to download watchOS 10 for the following Apple watches: Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 5, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Ultra.
You will be able to download iPadOS 17 for the following iPads: iPad Pro (2nd generation or later, 12.9-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (1st generation or later, 11-inch), iPad Air (3rd generation or later), iPad (6th generation or later), iPad mini (5th generation or later)
macOS Sonoma will support the following Macs: 2019 and later iMac, 2019 and later Mac Pro, 2017 iMac Pro, 2022 and later Mac Studio, 2018 and later MacBook Air, 2018 and later Mac mini, and 2018 and later MacBook Pro.
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