How to Update iOS 11 on iPhone 7 / Plus

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Update iOS 11 on iPhone 7

Update iOS 11 on iPhone 7

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iOS 11 Features

The iOS 11 brings big changes on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from Siri, AR software to interfaces like the lock screen, App Store and Control Center. Check out what the new iOS brings to your iPhone 7.

iOS 11 Features on iPhone 7

iOS 11 Features on iPhone 7

Apple Pay within the iMessage

Paying friends or make purchases and bank transfers are getting easier and faster in iOS 11 as you can do these right in iMessage so there no need to sign into a new service.

Person to Person

You can also receive payments and your money will be kept in Apple Pay Cash. You can directly transfer your cash to your bank account or use it to shop on Apple Pay in stores, in apps, and on the web.

Apple Pay Cash

Augmented Reality on iPhone 7

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You will soon be able to enjoy Augmented Reality when you look at your iPhone screen plus interact with virtual items in your real world. Apple’s developer platform called ARKit makes it possible for iPhone users to enjoy the augmented reality experience on their iPhone and iPad.

More Natural and More Helpful Siri

Your personal assistant Siri can now translate English to some languages like Mandarin, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Siri also gets a more natural male and female voice as well as a refresh interface. Siri can suggest follow-up questions with multiple results for a search topic. Apple states that Siri offers suggestions based on personal usage of Safari, News, Mail, Messages and more.

The iOS 11 allows users to use Siri to open more third-party apps. It means users can simply ask Siri to pay their bills or do other things.  Your Siri uses on-device learning to deliver more personal experiences.

Livelier Live Photos

The iOS 11 on iPhone 7 will make your Live Photos be even more expressive and creative. Simply choose an image or let Photos suggest which ones would make great loops. You can now create an effect that used to be possible only with a DSLR camera. With iOS 11, you can trim and edit Live photos, as well as looping a live photo to make a movie.
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Camera with new professional-quality filters

Your iPhone’s camera software has lots of improvements like new professional-quality filters, a built-in QR scanner as well as High Efficiency Image File Format technology that helps you to reduce the file size of your iPhone 7 photos. This means with iOS 11 on your iPhone 7, you will be able to save a lot more photos and videos.

More Powerful Lock Screen

The Lock screen on your iPhone 7 has become more powerful. Simply scroll up to see notifications from the lock screen or swipe to get to widgets.
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Redesigned Control Center

The Control Center on your iPhone 7 allows you to get quick access to frequently used controls. You can customize the Control Center and make it suitable with your needs.

Better iMessage

The iOS 11 brings an improved iMessage like an app drawer or better sync. When you sync to another new device like your iPad, iCloud will automatically sync all your conversations. It means when you delete the conversation on your iPhone 7, iCloud will also delete it on your iPad. The new iMessage also has new effects like echo and spotlight effects. You can have your message repeated across your iPhone screen with echo effect or you can choose to have it sent with spotlight.

Redesigned App Store

The iOS 11 arrives with redesigned App Store. You will find three tabs when launching the app, Today tab, Games tab, and Apps tab.

In Today tab you will be able to see new Collections, a Daily List, and tutorials. In Games tab, you will be able to find new games, and you can see previews or useful tips. In the new redesigned app store you will surely get lists for all kinds of apps.

Do Not Disturb While Driving

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With iOS 11 on your iPhone, you can activate Do Not Disturb while driving which will help you to stay more focused on the road. Your iPhone 7 can detect when you may be driving and will automatically silence notifications to keep the screen dark. You can send an auto reply to let your family or friends know that you are driving.

AirPlay 2

You can manage your home audio system with your iPhone 7 thanks to the new AirPlay 2. You can enjoy your favorite song anywhere in your home at the same time and adjust the volume in any room.

Automatic Setup

The iOS 11 arrives with automatic setup feature that will let you to easily setup a new device. Simply hold your new iPhone or iPad near your other iOS 11 devices and you will be able to easily import your personal settings, preferences, and iCloud Keychain passwords.

How to use Automatic Setup Feature on iOS 11

With Automatic Setup, you will be able to easily get your new iPhone, iPad or other iOS device ready to use. Please note that both devices will have to run iOS 11 and will need to be held close to one another. Here’s how to do it.

  • Hold your iPhone near your new device
  • Pair the device using the camera of your old iPhone and scan an image on the new device
  • Enter the passcode of your old iPhone. This passcode will also be the passcode of your new device
  • Make sure to put the new device near your old iPhone
  • Wait for the transfer’s process
  • Next, activate Touch ID
  • Enable other settings like Find My iPhone, location, and analytics
  • Next, set up Apple Pay and Siri
  • That’s it and your new device is ready!

Update iOS 11 on iPhone 7 / Plus

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Check out the steps below to upgrade or update your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to iOS 11 (install iOS 11 on iPhone 7 / Plus).  You can update your iPhone wirelessly or using iTunes.

How to update iOS 11 on iPhone 7 wirelessly

  1. Make sure to backup your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes
  2. Make sure your iPhone is fully charged or you can plug it into power
  3. Connect to the Internet
  4. Tap Settings
  5. Tap General
  6. Tap Software Update
  7. Tap Download and Install
  8. Enter your passcode, if prompted

How to update iOS 11 on iPhone 7 using iTunes

  1. Make sure to backup your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes
  2. Make sure your iPhone is fully charged
  3. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer
  4. If you don’t have iTunes installed on your Mac download the latest version here
  5. If you have iTunes installed on your Mac or PC, you can read our guide on how to update to the latest version of iTunes.
  6. Connect your iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC
  7. Launch iTunes
  8. Select your iPhone
  9. Click Summary
  10. Click Check for Update
  11. Click Download and Update
  12. Enter your passcode, if prompted

How to update to the latest version of iTunes

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How to Update to the latest version of iTunes on your Mac

  1. Launch iTunes
  2. Choose iTunes
  3. Choose Check for Updates
  4. Follow the prompts
  5. That’s it.

How to Update to the latest version of iTunes on your Windows PC

  1. Launch iTunes
  2. Choose Help ( you can find it on menu bar at the top of the iTunes window)
  3. Choose Check for Updates
  4. Follow the prompts
  5. That’s it.

Official website support: support.apple.com/ios

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