How to Install iOS 11 on Your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Easily

If you’re looking forward specific methods on how to update to iOS 11, read this guide, which will show you in detail about how to install iOS 11 on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and this also applying for installing iOS 11.4

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 15, 2020

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It’s very exciting that Apple made iOS 11 available to the public now. You know that iOS 11 is coming with many new features. As Apple says, it will make iPhone better than before, make iPad more capable than ever, and make your iPhone and iPad become the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been. If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 11, read on, here is the handy guide on how to update to iOS 11.

Well, before talking about how to upgrade to iOS 11, please be notice that updating operations may break your device or lead to data loss. So, before you start, we highly suggest you make a backup of your iPhone or iPad. One more thing, iOS update always need much space, hence you need to free up more space for updating. You can install the iOS 11 on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch directly, or with iTunes. Now, let’s follow the steps below to upgrade to the newest iOS version!

Also Read: The Most Common iOS 11 Problems and Solutions >

1. How to Install iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Over the Air

After the release of iOS 11, you will receive a notification about it on the screen of your iOS device. You can follow the pop-up or check it by yourself, just follow the steps below to download and install iOS 11.

Step 1. Connect your device to a power source to avoid battery drain during the update process.

Step 2. Connect your iOS device to a local & stable Wi-Fi network, otherwise, you’ll charge for downloading the update over your cellular connection.

Step 3. On your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, go to Settings and then choose General.

Step 4. Tap on “Software Update” to check the update, and choose Download and Install if the update is available.

Step 5. Follow the prompts: Enter Passcode > Tap on Agree on Terms and Conditions > Tap on Agree to confirm.

Step 6. Tap on “Install Now” to start the update process. Then wait patiently for downloading and installing iOS 11.

During the process, some steps may take some time. Hence you should wait for it patiently.

2. How to Install iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch via iTunes

You can also download and install iOS 11 on your iOS device via iTunes if you don’t want to or can’t update over the air. Below are the detailed steps of how to download iOS 11 on iTunes:

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your PC/ Mac computer.

Step 2. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to computer via USB cable.

Step 3. Click on Device tab, and then choose Summary.

Step 4. Click on Check for Update > Choose Download and Update > Select Agree to confirm.

Step 5. Enter your Passcode on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Install iOS 11 on iDevice via iTunes

Install iOS 11 on iDevice via iTunes

After rebooting your device, it will be running the new iOS 11. You can get started with iOS 11 after finishing the setup steps.

Bonus Tip: How to Recover Lost Data after Updating to iOS 11

After talking about how to update to iOS 11, then we come to this part. In terms of losing data always happen during every iOS update, so, here in this part, we recommend you a practical iPhone data recovery – PhoneRescue for iOS, which dedicates to help iOS users find and recover lost & deleted data on iPhone iPad after updating to iOS 11 with ease.

PhoneRescue for iOS is compatible with Mac & PC computer and supports all models of iPhone, iPad. It supports recovering 20+ types of iOS content including messages, iMessage, WhatsApp files, photos, videos, notes, calendars, contacts, apps, reminders, etc. It provides you 3 recovery modes: Recover from iTunes, Recover from iCloud, and Recover from iDevices. If you have an available iTunes or iCloud backup, you can use it to selectively preview and recover what you really want to your iPhone without wiping the current data. If you have no backups, you can also use it to recover lost data from your iPhone directly.

Recover Lost Data after Updating to iOS 11

Recover Lost Data after Updating to iOS 11

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to update to iOS 11, we have to remind you again, make a backup for your device before iOS update. If you unfortunately encountered data loss during the updating process, you can have a try on PhoneRescue for iOS to get lost data back.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.