How to Update to iOS 11 on an iPhone 7

If your iPhone is still running iOS 10 and you haven’t installed the iOS 11 update yet, then you are likely receiving notifications and pop-ups on your device prompting you to complete that installation. If you had been putting this off because you weren’t quite ready to make the change, then you may be wondering how to update to iOS 11 when you are ready, without needing to wait for that prompt to appear again.

Fortunately you can initiate an iOS 11 update at any time by following our guide below. So once you have some time available and are ready to see what iOS 11 brings to your iPhone, continue with our tutorial in this article.


How to Install the iOS 11 Update on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. Note that you will need to have a lot of free space on your iPhone to be able to download the iOS 11 update. If you don’t have enough room, this article can point you to some spots where you may be able to free up some space. Additionally you should connect your phone to your charger so that it doesn’t accidentally run out of battery charge during the update process. The complete update process can take 20-30 minutes.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the settings app



Step 2: Choose the General option.

open the general menu



Step 3: Touch Software Update near the top of the screen.

select the software update option



Step 4: Tap the Install Now button (it may say Download and Install if you haven’t downloaded the update yet.)

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Step 5: Enter your device passcode.

enter your device passcode



Step 6: Touch the Agree button at the bottom-right of the screen.

how to install the ios 11 update

Step 7: Tap Agree again.

how to update to ios 11



The update process will now begin.


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