iOS 17 will now soon arrive on our iPhones. So it’s time to check that everything is in place for the update. For this, we offer you a short guide to ensure that the download and installation goes smoothly.
It’s the big day for iPhone users: today, Apple will deploy iOS 17, the new big update to the operating system of its smartphones. Announced with great fanfare in June, during WWDC, the latter made an appearance again last week, during the iPhone 15 presentation keynote.
The least we can say is that this update will change a lot of things on our iPhones. From Standby to Journal, via Shareplay, the Apple brand has presented many features, the Apple brand has presented many features that could revolutionize the use of your smartphone. But first of all, it is better to check that everything is in order for its reception.
How to properly prepare your iPhone for the iOS 17 update
Indeed, it is always good to make sure that your iPhone will not encounter a problem during the update. While the phenomenon is rare, it is also not impossible and can be avoided with a few simple steps. Follow the leader.
1/ Make sure your iPhone is compatible with iOS 17
This may seem obvious, but your iPhone may now be too old to receive iOS 17. While Apple is an example of software tracking of its devices within the industry, they are no less subject to to obsolescence after a certain time. Fortunately, the Apple brand has published the complete list of iPhones that are compatible with iOS 17, which will greatly facilitate our task. There she is :
- iPhone 15
- iPhone 15 Plus
- iPhone 15 Pro
- iPhone 15 Pro Max
- 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 XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2020 and 2022 version)
If your iPhone is on the list, congratulations, you will be able to install iOS 17 without any worries. If this is not the case, you will unfortunately have to settle for the current version of the operating system, before you decide to opt for a more recent model.
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2/ Make a backup of your iPhone on the Cloud
The worst that can happen to your iPhone during an update like iOS 17 is losing all your data. As explained above, this phenomenon is very rare, but no less existing. As a precautionary measure, it is therefore better to make a backup backup, which will allow you to recover all your files and photos in the event of a problem. Note that we have chosen the iCloud method here, but that it is also possible to backup your iPhone to your PC. Here’s how to do it:
- Make sure you are connected to a WiFi network
- Open them Settings then press your profile picture
- Go to the section iCloud Then iCloud Backup
- Press on Back up now
All you have to do is let your iPhone do the work. Make sure to stay connected to the WiFi network throughout the process.
3/ Free up storage space
iOS updates are usually massive and can take up a lot of space on your iPhone when downloading. If the latter only has a few megabytes of storage left, you may not be able to proceed with the installation. If, like everyone else, you have a few unnecessary files and apps lying around on your iPhone, now is the perfect time to delete them and make some space.
Note that you can directly check which file types are taking up the most storage space on your iPhone, which will allow you to better target which items to delete. To do this, go to Settings > General > Storage. A graph then appears with a detailed summary of your storage space.