How to Prepare Your iPhone for iOS 11 Update [Betas Included]

The new features, such as screen recording and ARKits, make the iOS 11 update attractive enough for iPhone users. As one iPhone user, you may plan to update to the public beta and test some features in advance before the release of the final version. Whether you are going to update your iPhone to the public betas or the final version in the autumn, there are a few things you should do before the upgrade.

The things you should do before updating to iOS 11 on iPhone:

  1. Check iOS 11 Compatibility for iPhone.
  2. Backup iPhone Before iOS 11 Update.
  3. Get Enough Storage Space for iOS 11 Download.
  4. Keep In Mind the Apple ID and Password.

1. Check iOS 11 Compatibility for iPhone.

To make sure that your iPhone can handle the new iOS 11 operating system, you should check whether your iPhone is supported by iOS 11. As Apple announced, the new iOS operating system will support iPhone 5s and newer iPhone generations, including the iPhone that Apple is going to sell on 2017 autumn.

iOS 11 Supported Devices - New
iOS 11 Supported Devices – New

2. Backup iPhone Before iOS 11 Update.

Your important data may get lost from your iPhone during or after iOS 11 update. To prevent the data loss, it’s advised that you backup data on your iPhone.

There are lots of ways to backup iPhone data. And you are suggested to backup your iPhone with iTunes and iCloud. These methods are offered by Apple, and completely free. They can backup not only content files, but also the device settings. In this way, you can restore all data and settings to your device once you fail to update.

Besides iTunes and iCloud, some company developed iPhone transfer apps capable of importing specific items to computer for backup.

3. Get Enough Storage Space for iOS 11 Download.

To update your iPhone to iOS 11 public beta or final version, you should have iOS software downloaded to your iPhone firstly. And usually, the installer would be in a large size. So you’d better clean up your iPhone storage to get enough space for the iOS 11.

iOS 11 Public Beta
iOS 11 Public Beta

4. Keep In Mind Your Apple ID and Password.

Make sure you remember your Apple ID and password. In the process of updating to iOS 11, you will be asked to input the account and password. And your Apple account information is also important for restoring your device from backups after iOS 11 upgrade.

Besides Apple ID and iCloud account, there are some other passwords you should also remember in mind, such as unlock passcode, and restriction passcode.

Enter password on iPhone
Enter password on iPhone

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