Compatibility Alert: Check if Your iPhone Made the Cut for iOS 17, Some Models Incompatible

Every year, Apple gives its iPhone software a big update that includes a lot of fun new features. At its WWDC event on June 5, Apple showed off its newest software, iOS 17.

It will be available to download this fall, but not all iPhone users will be able to do so. As with all big Apple software updates, some iPhones, like the iPhone X from 2017, are left behind.

If you don’t know which iPhone you have, you can check in the settings. Open the Settings app and go to General > About from there. You can see which iPhone you have next to Model Name.

We’ll tell you how to find out if iOS 17 will work with your iPhone. The public beta of iOS 17 will be ready in July if you want to try it out. Need more information about iOS 17? With Messages, Apple will turn your photos into stickers.

iPhones that are Compatible with iOS 17

Apple said that if you have one of these iPhones, you can use iOS 17 when it comes out this year.

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (second generation and later)
  • iPhone 14 (including Plus)
  • iPhone 14 Pro

If your iPhone isn’t compatible, what should you do?

You won’t receive a prompt to download the most recent software if your iPhone isn’t among those listed above because it doesn’t support iOS 17. For instance, iOS 16 is the most recent version of software that can be used on an iPhone X or older.

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