iOS 11 Is Now Available For Update

iOS 11 was announced in June, and now three months later it’s available to download for everyone. The new iOS is compatible with the iPhone 5S and newer, iPad 5 and newer, and iPod touch 6th generation. The full feature list includes over 200 additions with the main ones centering on the iPad. If you have a compatible iPad, you now have access to a persistent dock that is available by just swiping up from the bottom of the screen. The new dock connects to a new app switcher as well as streamlined multi-tasking view with the ability to drag and drop between two open apps. The App Store has a brand new look to improve organization. Control Center has been revamped with customization, the lock screen and Notification Center have been merged, and Siri supports translations. There is a new Files app that replaces and enhances the existing iCloud Drive. The iOS 11 update also includes improvements to Maps, Photos, and Notes.

To update to iOS 11, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update, and iOS 11 should pop up with an “Update Now” tab as it propagates to servers. You can also perform the update on your computer by plugging in your iOS device, going to iTunes on the device page, and then click “Check for Update”. Apple has officially released iOS 11, but there will be server strain in the first few hours after 10AM Pacific, so keep that in mind. Be sure to back-up your device before starting the update, and if possible try to clean up some space to delete apps you no longer use, and remove some unnecessary photos and videos.

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