Iphone basics: ios 11: frequently asked questions

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Brimming with excitement over the redesigned App Store, indoor maps, Apple Pay in iMessage, và the host of other features in iOS 11? Good news: The wait is finally over. After a months-long beta program, the newest version of Apple’s thiết bị di động operating system is finally available for the iPhone, ipad tablet, and iPod touch.

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If you’re eager lớn get it up and running on your iPhone, you’re not the only one. But first, you need to make sure your device is capable of running it. iOS 11 is only compatible with 64-bit devices, meaning 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5 won’t get the update; 32-bit apps will also stop working on devices with iOS 11.

Here’s which iPhone, máy tính bảng ipad, & iPod touch devices are supported by iOS 11:

iPod touch (sixth generation)

To see which of your installed apps are compatible with iOS 11, go lớn your iPhone, open the Settings menu, & tap General > About > Applications > App Compatibility. 

Assuming you have an iOS 11-compatible device, you’re ready lớn install iOS 11. But keep in mind that you might run inkhổng lồ problems. Apple typically issues bug-squashing patches after major software releases, so if you’re worried about your iPhone’s day-to-day stability, it might be best to hold off for now.

How to back up your iPhone, máy tính bảng ipad, và iPod touch


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Before you update lớn iOS 11, it’s a good idea khổng lồ back up your device’s data. That way if something goes wrong, it’s relatively easy to restore things lớn the way they were.

There are two ways to baông chồng up an iPhone, iPad tablet, or iPod touch: Via iCloud, or via iTunes on a PC or Mac.

Here’s how lớn back up an iPhone, Máy tính bảng iPad, or iPod touch using iCloud:

Connect your device lớn a Wi-Fi network.xuất hiện Settings, select your name, and tap iCloud. (If you’re using iOS 10.2 or later, scroll down and tap iCloud.)Tap iCloud Backup. (If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Backup.) Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.Tap Baông xã Up Now.To make sure that the backup completed, open Settings, tap on your name > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage, và select you device. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage & select your device from the menu.

If you’d rather bachồng up your device using a computer, iTunes has a built-in backup function.

Here’s how to lớn baông xã up an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes:

Make sure you have sầu the lathử nghiệm version of iTunes installed, start it up, & plug your iOS device in.If a message asks for your device passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps.Select your iPhone, iPad tablet, or iPod touch when it appears in iTunes.If you want to lớn save sầu Health and Activity data from your iOS device or Apple Watch, you need khổng lồ encrypt your backup by selecting Encrypt và creating a passcode. If you don’t need to lớn save your Health & Activity data, just clichồng Bachồng Up Now.After the process ends, kiểm tra khổng lồ see if the backup finished successfully by clicking iTunes Preferences > Devices (on a Mac) or Edit > Preferences > Devices (on a PC).

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How to download & install iOS 11 from your iPhone, ipad, or iPod touch

The easiest way lớn get iOS 11 is khổng lồ install it from the iPhone, iPad tablet, or iPod touch you want to update.

xuất hiện the Settings app on your device and tap on General.Tap Software Update, & wait for a notification about iOS 11 khổng lồ appear. Then tap Download and Install.Alternatively, tap Install Tonight or Remind Me Later to lớn schedule the installation for a more convenient time.

How lớn download and install iOS 11 from iTunes on your PC và Mac


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You can also get iOS 11 from a Mac or PC via iTunes. Here’s how:

Make sure you have sầu the lathử nghiệm version of iTunes installed, start it up, và plug your iOS device in.Select your device:If you have sầu iTunes 11, cliông xã on the device’s icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.If you have iTunes 11, clichồng the Library button in the upper-right corner. Then view your iPhone, Máy tính bảng iPad, or iPod touch by clicking on the button that shows your device’s name in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window.If you have sầu iTunes 10 or earlier, cliông xã on your device in the iTunes sidebar.Clichồng Summary, and then click Cheông chồng for Update.Click Download và Update.If asked, enter your device’s passcode.

How to lớn switch from iOS 11 beta

If you signed up for the iOS 11 beta program earlier this year, your iPhone, ipad tablet, or iPod touch is likely still enrolled. Luckily, switching from the iOS beta to lớn a stable public release isn’t terribly difficult.

Here’s how khổng lồ switch from the iOS 11 beta on an iPhone, máy tính bảng iPad, or iPod touch:

Open the Settings thực đơn, và then tap General & Profiles.Tap on the Beta protệp tin. Remove it by tapping Delete Profile.Enter your passcode & tap Delete a second time, if prompted.Shut down và restart your iPhone, Máy tính bảng iPad, or iPod touch.

Switching from iTunes is another option.

Here’s how to lớn switch from the iOS 11 beta using a PC or MAC:

Make sure you have sầu the lademo version of iTunes installed, start it up, và plug your iOS device in.While your iPhone, iPad tablet, or iPod touch is connected, press & hold the Sleep/WakeHome buttons at the same time. Release them you see the Apple logo và the iPhone, iPhone, iPod touch enters Recovery Mode.Tap Update on your PC or Mac when prompted.Tap Update a second time khổng lồ download & install the public, non-beta version of iOS 11, và tap Agree on your PC or Mac to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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Want to know what’s new in the lathử nghiệm update? We break down all the new features in iOS 11, và you can also read our full review of the operating system.