After a beta process consisting of ten different builds, Apple today finally released iOS 11 to the public. The update is available for free to users of the following devices.
- 8 Plus
- 7 Plus
- 6s Plus
- 6 Plus
- 12.9-inch Pro (1st and 2nd generations)
- 10.5-inch Pro
- 9.7-inch Pro
- Air 2
- iPad 5th generation (2017)
- mini 4
- mini 3
- mini 2
- 6th generation
To install the update, head over to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap “Download and install” next to the iOS 11 listing and you’ll be good to go. I recommend jumping on a Wi-Fi network first alongside plugging in your device beforehand as a) you don’t want data overcharges on your bill and b) you don’t want your phone or tablet to die during the installation process.
iOS 11 packs a revamped Control Center, redesigned notifications, improvements to Siri including an all-new voice, Do Not Disturb While Driving, and an all-new interface for the iPad with better productivity features, a macOS-style Dock, and a new multitasking view. There’s even an official Files app for all iOS devices that lets you access files stored on your device without having to hunt down a third-party service to do so.
If you’re debating about whether to upgrade or not, never fear – our review of iOS 11 just went live, so be sure to check it out. In a nutshell, just do it.
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