The official version of iOS 17 will be launched on September 19th, Taiwan time. It is recommended that iPhone users sort out the 10 key updates before upgrading to the official version of iOS 17 to avoid the upgrade process causing update failures or various unpredictable errors. It allows you to upgrade to the new version of iOS 17 more safely and stably.
When will the official version of iOS 17 be updated?
When will iOS 17 be updated? Judging from past experience, Taiwan’s iOS 17 update time will fall on September 19, 2023, and will be pushed out one after another from 1 a.m. on September 19, 2023. It is generally not recommended to stay up late waiting for updates. After all, Apple is pushing the official version of iOS 17 to the world. Too many people are downloading, which can easily lead to slow server download speeds and traffic jams. You can wait until the morning, noon or evening of the 19th to download, and it is not too late. There is no need to worry about major disasters, the speed is relatively fast and stable.
10 Things You Must Know Before iOS 17 Update
1. Confirm whether the iPhone device supports iOS 17
If you want to update your iPhone to the new version of iOS 17, it is recommended to first check whether the iPhone device can support the iOS 17 upgrade. From the iOS 17 compatible models announced by Apple, the minimum requirement is only the A12 Bionic processor iPhone XS and iPhone XR or newer models. , if you still don’t know whether your device can support it, you can find out through the iOS 17 supported model list below:
Summary of iOS 17 supported models/device list
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPhone SE (3rd generation)
2. Back up iPhone data first
Since iOS 17 is a new cross-version update, remember to update the system version of your iPhone before upgrading it.Be sure to back up the existing iPhone data on the device first if you have rented iCloud space, you can directly turn on iCloud for backup, or you can connect your iPhone device to your computer and use iTunes/Finder to run a full backup.
✏️ 在iOS 17更新前，請選擇透過iTunes或iCloud備份一次，主要是避免更新過程發生不可預測白蘋果，後續後悔升級還有機會降回舊iOS 17正式版本和還原備份資料，提醒越獄用戶請勿升級。 ✏️ iOS 17備份資料，無法還原在iOS 16系統版本上，所以升級前請三思。
How to use computer iTunes/Finder backup method
- Open iTunes/Finder and connect the device to the computer.
- If a message appears asking you to provide your device password or “Trust this computer.”
- Just click “Back up now”.
If you don’t understand the details of the operation, you can learn more through the “iTunes Backup Tutorial”.
howUse iCloud backup method
Using iCloud backup is more suitable for those who have rented iCloud space or have enough space. If it takes up too much space and does not want to spend money to rent iCloud, you can use iTunes below for backup. First confirm whether the “iCloud Backup” function is turned on, in “Settings“>”Apple ID“>” iCloud backup”.
If you want to know the details of iCloud backup, you can learn more about it through another tutorial “Click here to see the complete tutorial”.
3. What should I do if I don’t see the iOS 17 official version upgrade prompt?
If your iPhone does not see the iOS 17 update prompt, you can eliminate it through the following four methods:
- Users who have upgraded to iOS 17 beta (RC) version: Mainly because the iOS 17 RC version is the same as the iOS 17 official version, so naturally you will not see the official version upgrade prompt.
- Installation description file: If users have installed iOS that prevents them from upgrading, they will also be unable to see the iOS 17 update upgrade prompt. Just delete the iOS 16 beta version description file to restore it.
- The device does not support: Unable to support iOS 17. Older iPhone devices are not supported. Of course, there is no upgrade prompt.
- Jailbroken users: The jailbreak tool will automatically block the iOS update message, and will also cause the iOS 17 update prompt to be invisible.
4. Check whether the iPhone storage space is sufficient
Before upgrading to iOS 17, you must first check whether the iPhone storage space is sufficient. It is recommended to reserve more than 8G of space to facilitate OTA updates and download the upgrade files, and to avoid the out-of-space reminder. If the remaining iPhone storage space is not large enough, you can use the “iPhone Tips for solving insufficient storage space, free up space completely through 12 tricks, or you can quickly solve it by updating iTunes on your computer.
5. Remember the Apple ID password
Many iPhone users often forget their Apple ID password or unlock password, causing the upgrade to be stuck in the password-entering stage, so please confirm your password first.
6. Jailbroken users are not recommended to update.
If you are a jailbroken user, do not give up the current jailbreak environment. There is no need to give up the long-awaited jailbreak environment in order to be the first to get it first. It will probably take several months before the iOS 17 jailbreak is launched.
7. If you want stability, don’t be the first to be quick.
Based on his experience as an old iOS user, Mr. Crazy advises everyone that although iOS 17 has been tested for more than three months, some apps have not yet been updated for the new version in the early stage, and it is easy to be incompatible with iOS 17, resulting in app crashes, In the case of functional errors, it is recommended to first confirm whether there is an update for iOS 17. If you are using an unpopular app, it is also recommended to export all the data in it before updating to prevent the app from being unable to open normally due to the upgrade.
Of course, the official version of iOS 17 has just been launched and it is not completely without problems.Apple will definitely launch updates soon, mainly to solve serious bug problems. Although it is more stable than in the past, it is still possible to encounter small bugs, causing some apps to abnormally and crash in certain functions. , power consumption or ineffective situation.
If you upgrade directly through OTA on your iPhone device, when a problem occurs, it is recommended to use iTunes / Finder on your computer to re-flash it first. If it is an App crash or a functional bug, you need to wait for the APP developer to release an update based on iOS 17 to solve it. .
8. Confirm whether frequently used banks, games or apps crash
The iOS 17 update may also cause crashes in a few banks, stock apps, and games. We are worried about stability issues. It is recommended not to upgrade to iOS 17 yet. Wait and see for the time being. It is not too late to upgrade after confirming the iOS 17 disaster report. It will affect the use.
9. Try to update using iTunes on your computer.
You can use iTunes on your computer to update your iPhone. Use it as much as possible to avoid more problems with OTA updates.in the past, many users who used OTA upgrades experienced failures, white apples, or crashes during the upgrade process. Some even caused the iPhone to continue to consume power and function abnormally after the update, resulting in the need to re-flash the iOS system through the computer. can be solved perfectly.
Therefore, the safest way is to directly use your computer’s iTunes/Finder to update. You will encounter fewer such problems, and the stability is higher than directly connecting to Wi-Fi or mobile network OTA upgrades through your iPhone device.
⚠️ 網路也有人稱用iTunes更新出問題機率比較高，這種屬於不實謠言，詳細可參考《iOS OTA 更新比iTunes 升級更危險嗎？升級差異說明》。
10. Find a stable WiFi environment to upgrade
If you don’t have a computer at home, you can only upgrade iOS 17 through OTA. Make sure the WiFi network speed is fast and stable enough, and try to avoid using 4G or 5G mobile networks to update iOS 17. After all, the update file size starts at 3GB. To avoid errors, it is recommended to find a stable Wi-Fi network environment or update via iTunes/Finder on your computer.
After all the above are confirmed, you can upgrade your iPhone to the new version of iOS 17. If you want to know about the new features of iOS 17, you can also refer to this article “Overview of iOS 17 Official Version Features, 46 Must-Learn New Features for iPhone”.
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