iOS 11 Update Available to Download Now [IPSW Links]

Sep 19, 2017 - 28 Comments

iOS 11 update download available now for iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially released iOS 11 to all users with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The new operating system includes a revised Siri voice, a new look for the App Store, a redesigned Control Center, the inclusion of significant new multitasking features for iPad, and various other changes to the iOS experience.

Read along to learn how to download and update to iOS 11, as well as to find iOS 11 IPSW download links from Apple.

Anyone can install iOS 11 now but users are advised to follow a few basic steps to prepare for iOS 11, including to insure device compatibility with the software release, backing up their iPhone or iPad, updating apps, and insuring there is enough available storage to install the software update. You can check a list of devices compatible with iOS 11 if you are not sure if your particular device is capable of running the new operating system.

Download and Update to iOS 11

The simplest way to download and update to iOS 11 is through the Software Update application on an iPhone or iPad. Be sure to back up your iPhone or iPad before beginning the software update process, you can backup through iCloud settings > Back Up > Back Up Now

  1. Open the “Settings” app in iOS and go to “General” and then to “Software Update”
  2. When iOS 11 becomes available, choose “Download and Install” to begin the software update

iOS 11 update available to download and install

The iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will restart itself automatically to complete installation. When the device boots back up, it will be running iOS 11.

Users can also install iOS 11 through iTunes on a computer by connecting their device to a Mac or Windows PC and choosing to update the system software when the new version is detected as available. Backup the iPhone or iPad to iCloud, or iTunes, or both, before beginning the software update to iOS 11.

iOS 11 IPSW Direct Download Links

Advanced users may prefer to install the iOS 11 software update via IPSW firmware files and iTunes. The final build of iOS 11 is 15A372. The links below point to IPSW firmware files on Apple servers, to download right-click and choose “save as” and place the firmware somewhere easily accessible.

iOS 11 IPSW for iPhone

iOS 11 IPSW for iPad

iOS 11 IPSW for iPod Touch

IPSW firmware files must have the .ipsw file extension to be recognized by iTunes. If the file downloaded as a .zip you can convert it to .ipsw or just re-download and try again.

Separately, Apple has also released watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 updates to users with Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Sebby says:

    In the IPSW list you’ve got iPhone 6 and 6S sharing the same images. Is this right?

  2. John Ferman says:

    At least three of my most used apps will be incompatible with iOS 11. An article should be done on which apps will be lost.

  3. Alessandro says:

    I installed IOS 11 on my Iphone6 plus but … the background of the screen when exiting an app remain grey! Any suggestion?

  4. TonyB says:

    Apple refuse to show the data size o an update.
    Finally found a way to see the size of an apple download from the links above.
    Thanks.

    Why do Apple do this, anyone know?

    • Luis says:

      They do show the size. It appears right under the “iOS 11” title and above the description. At least it does when you check for the update OTA. For most devices it’s around 1.8-1.9 GB

  5. Paul says:

    When I upgraded my iPad, it asked for my MacBook Pro password. Where does it store this info so I can change or delete it?

    • arni says:

      It asked for your apple ID password.

      • Paul says:

        It did, but it ALSO asked for my MacBook Pro password.

        • arni says:

          There have been no other reports of it asking for unneeded passwords like one’s external computer. Can you think of any reason why it would ask for your macbook pro’s password? There isn’t one. I’m thinking you imagined this happening, misremembered it, or are making this up.

    • ketchup says:

      it actually does if all your apple devices are linked to your icloud account. this is a feature that apple does in order to secure all your devices. there’s no problem if it asks for you macbook password. it just means all your devices are safe. i find this feature very helpful to cause i own 4 apple devices.

  6. hare krshn says:

    Thank you! I am not going to update my iphone 6S+ to iOS11 any more as it is reported to be buggy. I will wait for 11.1 to happen then will update.

    • Ted says:

      Show us links to those “buggy” reports.

      • hare krshn says:

        Read the comment posted by “PatH”

        PatH says: September 20, 2017 at 8:36 am
        If you use Exchange for Corporate mail on your iPhone, dont upgrade as Apple released iOS11 with a known bug that breaks the connection to Exchange – Terrible QA for this release.
        Apple says they are ‘working on a fix’. No ETA. Here’s their latest update on the issue: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208136

      • hare krshn says:

        Also this one :

        Bernard says:
        September 20, 2017 at 11:06 am
        Updated my iPhone 6S few hours after release. Great features I must admit. But battery drainage sucks. It really does.
        Any advise, I am ready to try.
        Apple really needs to fix this within hours.

  7. Flat Earth says:

    Apple is so sh1tty nowadays, what´s the point on endless beta tests when after you flash a IPSW the first thing you see is a crash-log at iPhone Alanytics? People get queued in line for this?

  8. no way says:

    NEVER EVER do I do a major update on the first or even second release. I research, see how others have faired, and wait until at least the 3rd release before I even think about updating. Unlike OSX, once you do an iOS update it is nearly impossible to revert.

    Think before you click!!

  9. NickO says:

    45 minutes on my iPad Air. No fuss.

  10. PatH says:

    If you use Exchange for Corporate mail on your iPhone, dont upgrade as Apple released iOS11 with a known bug that breaks the connection to Exchange – Terrible QA for this release.
    Apple says they are ‘working on a fix’. No ETA. Here’s their latest update on the issue: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208136

    • Howie Isaacks says:

      I use Exchange ActiveSync connections with accounts hosted by Kerio Connect, and they work fine with iOS 11. Therefore, this seems to only be an Exchange or O365 issue.

  11. Bernard says:

    Updated my iPhone 6S few hours after release. Great features I must admit. But battery drainage sucks. It really does.
    Any advise, I am ready to try.
    Apple really needs to fix this within hours.

    • anonnomous says:

      disable airdrop

    • Howie Isaacks says:

      I’m not experiencing battery drain, but you could try turning off auto-updates of apps. I do this every year for about 2 weeks after a major iOS update. All of the developers pushing out updates to their apps makes my iPhone download updates all day, and that will definitely drain the battery for a while. After about 2 weeks, there’s no issue with leaving the auto-update function on.

  12. Howie Isaacks says:

    WARNING! There seems to be a bug with CarPlay in iOS 11 that prevents audio from playing properly after you have made or received a phone call. This started with the beta just before the GM was released. The GM build is the same build as the released version of iOS 11. I restored yesterday without restoring my backup, and the problem persists. You can only make or receive one phone call, and then sound from Music and Audiobooks stops. I believe this bug also affects making additional phone calls. The media will resume playing, but there will be no sound.

  13. mostafa nawabi says:

    hi bro i downloaded the iphone 5SE 11.0.1 version how can i install in my phone by itunes i please tell i really need it

    • Justin says:

      google it. lots of tutorials out there and no need to put it on a comment feed. do your google research first before you look for solutions on a iOS download link page. not really useful. quicker response when you just research it yourself. cheers bud and maybe learn proper English grammar when trying to explain your questions, it does help to get clear responses when you clearly portray your questions.

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