iOS 17 is very close to being released, but before that we advise you to follow these steps on your iPhone to have everything ready.
Your iPhone is about to receive a major software update and before you do it It is highly recommended to follow a series of steps. Apple has officially announced the release date of iOS 17, which will reach all compatible iPhones on September 18. Therefore, you have time to properly prepare your iPhone for the update.
Prepare your iPhone for iOS 17
If you follow these steps You will not encounter any type of problem during the download and installation process of iOS 17. Your iPhone will be ready to download the new system.
Schedule: when is iOS 17 released?
Apple usually uses the same schedules, both when introducing a new device and when an update is released. Typically, this happens at 10:00 Cupertino hours, which coincides with 7:00 p.m. in mainland Spain. Therefore, iOS 17 is expected to be officially released on September 18 at this time in the country layer of the world:
- Spain (Peninsula): 7:00 p.m.
- Spain (Canary Islands): 6:00 p.m.
- US East Coast: 1:00 p.m.
- Cupertino: 10:00 a.m.
- Costa Rica: 11:00 a.m.
- Panama: 12:00h
- Mexico: 12:00h
- Colombia: 12:00h
- Ecuador: 12:00h
- Venezuela: 1:00 p.m.
- Chile: 2:00 p.m.
- Uruguay: 2:00 p.m.
- Argentina: 2:00 p.m.
Verify that your iPhone is compatible with iOS 17
The first step is obvious, you must know if your iPhone is compatible with iOS 17. This year Apple has left several iPhones out of the update to the new operating system, this is the complete list:
- iPhone 14 Pro Max.
- iPhone 14 Pro.
- iPhone 14 Plus.
- iPhone 14.
- iPhone 13 Pro Max.
- iPhone 13 Pro.
- iPhone 13.
- iPhone 13 mini.
- iPhone SE 2022.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- iPhone 12 Pro.
- iPhone 12.
- iPhone 12 mini.
- iPhone SE 2020
- iPhone 11.
- iPhone 11 Pro.
- iPhone 11 Pro Max.
- iPhone XS.
- iPhone XS Max.
- iPhone XR.
Back up your iPhone
It is a very important step for avoid losing our information in case there is any problem during the installation of iOS 17. You can make a backup in two ways: from iCloud or from a computer.
Backup iPhone from iCloud
To make a copy of security of your iPhone in the Apple cloudfollow these steps:
- Go to Settings and click up on your user profile.
- Now go to iCloud and Backup.
- You can see when the most current backup is.
- If it is too old, click Back up now.
Back up iPhone from a computer
If you have a Mac with macOS Catalina or lateryou no longer have iTunes and you will need to make the backup as follows:
- Connect your iPhone to Mac and unlock it.
- Click Trust this computer if necessary.
- Enter the Finder.
- In the left sidebar select your iPhone.
- In the Backups section, tap Save a backup of all iPhone data on this Mac.
- Click Apply.
- Click on Back up now.
If you have a computer with Windows or a version older than macOS Catalina, you must follow these same steps but starting iTunes on your computer.
Check that you have space available
Downloading iOS 17 takes up a lot of space and you may need more than 6 GB of free storage to be able to install the new operating system. Therefore, you must verify that you have enough free storage space on your iPhone.
Go into Settings > General > iPhone Storage and check the space you have. If you do not have enough free storage, below you will see the files and apps that take up the most, try deleting some of them. If you have a lot of photos, you can optimize storage from Settings > Photos.
Update the applications you have installed
Many apps can give you problems in iOS 17 if they are not updated to the latest versionso we recommend doing it before since afterwards the servers may be somewhat collapsed and may take a long time to update.
To update the applications and games on your iPhone, go to the App Store, click on the top right of your profile, swipe down to reload the page and then tap Update all. This is something you should also do after installing iOS 17 and over the next few days, as many apps will be updated this week.
If you have followed all the steps, your iPhone is now ready to receive iOS 17. In just a few hours you can go to Settings > General > Software update and download the new operating system. Of course, the download is likely to take a while since there will be millions of users trying to download iOS 17 at the same time.