You Can Now Download iOS 11

Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Apple teased us with the next version of iOS in June, revealing a bunch of new features at WWDC that wouldn’t be ready until today—unless of course you love the thrill of a potentially buggy public beta, which has been available since the end of June. But if you like to play it safe, or if you simply never bothered getting your hands on the update early, today is the day my friends. Most of the world can now officially download iOS 11.

Apple’s updated operating system became available in New York on Tuesday at 1 pm EST, but the company has not yet finished rolling the update out to everyone. iPhone Hacks has a pretty comprehensive table showing what time the update will likely be available for you depending on your time zone.

iOS 11 has a number of new features—an updated Control Center design, an app for managing files, a one-handed keyboard, and new photography filters, to name a few. The release also includes upgrades to the App Store, Apple Maps, and Siri. And it’s good news for privacy advocates, too: iOS 11 forces apps to give users the option to only share their location while apps are in use—a win for your battery and a loss for companies that may want to inconspicuously collect your sweet data.


Once iOS 11 rolls out to your device, you can download it by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone or iPad.

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Word to the wise - iTunes on the Mac at this time of writing, for some reason does not have iOS11 available to it from an update off of the laptop.

But checking manually on the iPhone/iPad yeah baby it’s there!

Happy updating guys.