Let’s see how to quickly upgrade iPhone to iOS 11 without losing personal files.
The new iOS 11 is introduced to the public in June this year.
A full-fledged version of the system replaced iOS 10. On June 5, the world-famous WWDC conference was held in San Jose, California, at which Tim Cook and leading Apple developers introduced the new iOS 11 to the world.
All new functions and system features were also described at the event.
Within a couple of hours after the conference of developers, the beta version of the new operating system became available to iPhone and iPad users.
In the process of creating iOS 11, Apple developers tried to pay attention to all the wishes of users.
Shortcomings of previous firmware versions were fixed, support for new functions was added.
Benefits of iOS 11:
Even before the official release, it was known that Apple was planning to end support for all iPhone 5 models.
A list of all supported devices is as follows:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus;
- iPad Air (both generations);
- iPod Touch 6G;
- The entire line of iPhone 7;
- iPad (only gadgets on 9.7, 12.9 and 10.5 inches);
- iPad mini (2, 3, 4 generations).
Fig. 2. supported devices
Install New iOS 11
You can only install a new operating system if your device is included in the list of supported gadgets and jailbreak is not installed on it.
To obtain iOS 11 firmware, the smartphone must have the previous official version of the system installed. iOS 10.3.
There are two ways to download the update:
- “Through the air.” You only need a smartphone or tablet and a fast Internet connection;
- Using iTunes. Requires a wired phone and PC connection, as well as access to the Internet from a computer.
Let’s take a closer look at how to install iOS 11. To upgrade to iOS 11 “over the air”, go to your smartphone’s settings.
Open the tab “General” and click on the item “Profile”.
Then check the connection to the global network and press the “Install Updates” key.
Video: How to Install Ios 11 on Iphone 5
The phone will be disconnected, then the installation procedure for the new OS will start.
Fig. 3. installing the update
To install iOS 11 using iTunes, connect your mobile gadget to your computer and wait for the program to identify it.
Then, in the main application window, click on the “Update” button and wait for the beta version of the new system from Apple to be completed.
Installing software using iTunes takes no more than 5-7 minutes.
Immediately after the update is completed, the smartphone will reboot and a new version of the OS will be available to you without the need to re-activate the iPhone.
Fig. 4. installing firmware using iTunes
Install iOS 11 using any of the above methods saves all user device data.
Phone book contacts, photos, videos, music, documents and system settings will not be deleted.
5 iOS 11 issues
In the first days after the public distribution of the OS, users noted and several negative qualities in the design and functionality of the system:
- Design of the control center. This system window has undergone changes. The developers added more icons and did not finalize the final form of the options;
Fig. 5. Notification Center window
- The 3D Touch App switcher is no longer available on iOS. Now users can not quickly access the latest open applications;
- Problems in the function of Drag and Drop. This option has become a long-awaited novelty, however, its work is still not stable enough. In the process of dragging the elements of the conductor, an error often appears;
- Notification center clutter. Users note that in future versions it would be better to divide notifications into groups and individual programs.
Notification received for update. what to do?
If in the settings of the smartphone or as a result of connecting to IOS did not appear a notification about available iOS 11, check if the phone is on the list of supported devices.
Also, pay attention to the installed firmware version. If you are not using iOS 10.3, the eleventh generation of the system will not be installed.
First you need to update the phone to build 10.3 and only then install iOS 11.
The update process is similar for all firmwares. you can use the settings of your smartphone or connect the gadget to desktop iTunes.
To do this, you will have to use third-party Tweaks, which can be downloaded using Cydia.
If you need to return the previous version of iOS firmware, at any time you can do a downgrade. rollback the system.
Follow the instructions:
Fig. 6. firmware rollback
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In general, the new iOS 11 can be called a stable OS, which does not litter the device’s memory and makes its use even more convenient.
All bugs and errors are quickly eliminated by developers from Apple, it is enough to install all updates on time.
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