Apple To Start Rolling Out iOS 17 Update Today: How To Download, Top Features And More

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  • Apple will start rolling out the iOS 17 update today (Sept. 18).
  • The iOS 17 update will roll out to six generations of devices, starting from iPhone XS to iPhone 14.
  • Here’s how you can beat others and download the iOS 17 update as soon as it is out.

Apple Inc. AAPL will start rolling out the iOS 17 update to six generations of iPhone starting Monday (Sept. 18), with a slew of new features like live voicemail, stickers in messages, and more.

What Happened: The iOS 17 update will roll out to all iPhones, starting from the iPhone XS all the way up to the iPhone 14 series. All in all, seven generations of iPhones, including the newly launched iPhone 15 series, will run iOS 17.

See Also: Upgrading To iPhone 15? Here's How To Transfer Your Photos, Apps, And Other Data

While Apple has been beta testing the iOS 17 update for several weeks now, the general release of iOS 17 will begin today (Sept. 18).

General release means the iOS 17 update is now ready for all eligible iPhones. You can either wait for the update pop-up to appear on your iPhone or install it manually if you cannot wait for Apple.

How To Download And Install iOS 17

Now, if you don't want to wait for Apple to roll out the iOS 17 update for you, you can get ahead in the queue by manually checking for updates.

Here's how to download and install the iOS 17 update:

  • Open the Settings app and navigate to General > Software Update.
  • Now, if you have the Upgrade to iOS 17 button at the bottom, tap it and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Otherwise, your iPhone will automatically refresh and check for updates.
  • You will now see a Download and Install button. Tap it.
  • If you have a passcode, enter it and agree to Apple's terms.

The iOS 17 update will now start downloading. You will be notified once the download is completed.

While the update will not delete your data, it is recommended to have a backup in place just in case something goes wrong.

Top iOS 17 Features

Live Voicemail: Your iPhone will now show a live transcription of voicemails, and you can pick up the call while the caller leaves a message.

AirDrop Improvements: AirDrop transfers will now continue over the internet if you go out of range during a transfer.

Stickers In Messages: You can turn your photos into stickers and use them in iMessage directly.

Live Location Improvements: When live location is turned on for a contact, you can now view their location details under their name in Find My Friends.

Enhanced Autofill: Autofill improvements mean information such as names and addresses are populated even faster.

Journal: A new Journal app lets you write down your experiences and thoughts. It will also give you suggestions and writing prompts to get you started.

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