The next major iOS upgrade for the iPhone is iOS 17. Although it has been in beta testing for several months, the key question now is when the official iOS 17 will be available for everyone. The major upgrade like iOS 17 is awaited by iPhone users annually. The wait can be challenging as we eagerly await its release to try its features without joining the beta and enduring a long wait.
While iOS 17 may not appear as massive as iOS 16, it’s a major upgrade with numerous new features. And users welcome every new feature that can improve experience in some way. And so this is a common question related to the official release of iOS 17 that is in everyone’s mind. You will get the answer here.
Today, on September 12, Apple concludes the Wonderlust event, and as anticipated, the release candidate build of iOS 17 is available soon after the event. But what about the official release, let’s find out when it will be out.
When is iOS 17 Coming Out to the Public?
Apple has now released the iOS 17 Release Candidate which is considered to be the final beta build before the official release. And most of the time the official version is available in the next week of RC release.
The official iOS 17 is set to release on September 18.
iOS 17 Eligible iPhones
Unfortunately the official release of iOS 17 doesn’t mean anything for users whose iPhone is not eligible for the iOS upgrade. If you are also curious to know which iPhones are eligible for iOS 17, check out the official list below.
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
Reasons to be excited for iOS 17
Now that you know whether your iPhone is eligible for iOS 17, you might be curious about why iOS 17 is generating so much hype. It’s a major annual update expected to bring many valuable features.
Many of the iOS 17 features were unveiled at the WWDC event, and iOS 17 doesn’t disappoint in terms of features and changes. For a detailed list of iOS 17 features, check out our dedicated article. Here’s a brief summary of what you can expect.
- Standby Mode which allow users to use iPhone as a Smart Home Display when the iPhone is charging.
- Personalized contact poster by using images, Memoji, colors, fonts.
- Siri receives several improvements including the ability to read web articles.
- Safari gets even better with new Profiles, option to change the search engine in private mode, authentication in private browsing, and more.
- View everything you share the most on iMessage at one place.
- New Stickers drawer is stickers hub which keeps sticker, memoji, emoji and other packs in one place.
- Leave a video or audio message when someone misses your FaceTime call.
- Interactive widgets let you control things from Widgets.
- Apple Maps get the anticipated offline maps features.
- Easily share numbers with NameDrop.
There are many other features that you get to experience after updating to iOS 17. With that let’s see how to update your iPhone to iOS 17.
If your phone is eligible for the iOS 17, you can easily upgrade with the standard method that include going to Settings > General > Software Update. Here the iOS 17 will appear once it is live and you can install it. Those who are on iOS 17 RC doesn’t need to upgrade nor they will get the update as the RC is same as official build.
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