iOS 17 is out now — how to download the newest iPhone software on any device, iOS 17 release candidate is out, and you can install the official release of the software update on your iPhone later today.
It’s that time of year again when Apple releases new iPhones and new operating systems — the best time to be an Apple user. iOS 17 is proving to be a huge hit with the addition of StandBy, interactive widgets, and new customization features for your Phone and Messages app.
iOS 17 is one of the best software updates for iPhone in recent years, here’s how to download and install it.
iOS 17 is here and you can install it now
iOS 17 brings amazing new additions to your iPhone without purchasing an iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro. These features include the likes of StandBy, a dedicated widget hub when you place your device on charge, interactive widgets, which allow you to interact with widgets without opening apps, and Contact Posters, the ability to customize your own personal caller ID.
How to download and install iOS 17
Installing iOS 17 on your iPhone is incredibly simple. So simple in fact that you can do it in three easy steps.
- Open Settings
- Tap General, then Software Update
- Select iOS 17
That’s all there is to it. Your iPhone will now update to the latest operating system. The process may take a little while to download and install, but you can keep going about your day until the installation process begins.
The wonders of iOS 17 await
Now that you’ve installed iOS 17, there’s a lot to get your teeth into. The best place to start is by creating your Contact Poster so anyone who calls you gets a customized experience.
Be sure to give StandBy a try as well. It’s a fantastic widget hub that adds a whole new dimension to using your iPhone.
My personal favorite feature so far has been the inclusion of Find Me across Maps and widgets, and it has made the feature far more useful than ever before.
What’s your favorite iOS 17 feature? Let us know on the iMore forums, and leave a comment below