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iOS 17 system requirements: can it run on your iPhone?

Apple's latest iPhone software is available for you to download - find out if your iPhone can run it

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Apple has now released iOS 17. As you’d expect, iOS 17 will work best with the new iPhone 15 where it comes pre-installed – but a whole host of older iPhones support it too, stretching back around five years. Here’s our guide to the iOS 17 system requirements.

It isn’t quite compatible with everything that could run iOS 16 (or iOS 14 or 15 for that matter). That’s because it doesn’t include compatibility for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus from 2017 or the iPhone X. The original iPhone SE is still no longer included, while the 7th generation iPod touch still remains off the list – it is now discontinued, of course, too, the last of the iPods to go the way of the Dodo. 

The earliest iPhones on the list for compatibility are 2018’s iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, which is fairly impressive considering a lot of Android devices only offer three years of security updates.

At the time of writing, the latest version is iOS 17.1.1. This minor update fixed several bugs in the operating system. iOS 17.1 made more additions, including new display settings for StandBy mode, better crash detection for iPhone 14 and 15 models, and new Music features.

iOS 17 iPhone compatibility: full list

  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2020, 2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (2022, 3rd generation)

If you have an Apple Watch, you’ll need to install iOS 17 on it before you can install watchOS 10.

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