APPLE is releasing its highly anticipated iOS 17 update on Monday.
And millions of iPhone users around the world should make sure their device is ready for it.
The new version of iOS offers a number of big improvements, including contact posters for phone calls, improvements to AirDrop, and a standby full-screen experience mode when your iPhone is charging.
But only iPhone SE (2nd generation) or later will be able to receive the free update.
Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your phone is iOS 17 ready.
How to get iOS 17
It is always advisable to create a backup of every smartphone.
But with a major update it’s even more important in case something goes wrong.
Therefore, make sure that all your valuable photos, videos and other files are backed up with iCloud or another storage service before you go.
Next, you’ll need to have some storage space available to download the update.
Typically, iOS updates can be up to 10GB in size.
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So if you find yourself running out of storage space, consider deleting any apps or old files you no longer use.
To download iOS 17 you need at least 50 percent battery.
And for installation you need at least 20 percent.
So be careful – it’s probably best to keep the device plugged in throughout the installation.
Establish a Wi-Fi connection
Since iOS updates are very large, you must be connected to Wi-Fi.
Otherwise, you could use up a lot of your data.
In addition, WiFi is faster.