Download iOS 11 GM (Golden Master) direct link on Your iPhone, iPad, iPod

With the correct file in hand, it’s fairly simple to update your iPhone or iOS device to the iOS 11 GM edition. This method will not erase all of your photos, videos, data, etc., only update you to the iOS 11 GM.

With the correct file in hand, it’s fairly simple to update your iPhone or iOS device to the iOS 11 GM edition. This method will not erase all of your photos, videos, data, etc., only update you to the iOS 11 GM.

1 Open up iTunes on your Mac and make sure it is up to date (version 12.6.2.20).
2 Connect your iOS device to your Mac with a functional cable. If you don’t use a good quality cable, you may receive an error code or the installation may not complete.
3 “Trust” the computer following the prompts in both iTunes and on your iOS device. You may need to input your passcode.
4 Select the iOS device in iTunes when it appears.
5 Back up your iPhone with iTunes (or iCloud) if you haven’t done so already. If you have Health and Activity data from your iOS device or Apple Watch, you’ll need to make an encrypted backup to retain that data. Also, make sure to create an archive iOS 10 backup, just in case you want to downgrade smoothly back to iOS 10.3.3.
6 Hold the Option key down and click on the “Check for Update” button in iTunes.
7 Select the restore image that you downloaded above, then click “Open” to begin installing it.
8 Wait for iTunes to do its work. Your device should reboot and you’ll need to activate it and follow the on-screen prompts to set it up.

And that’s all there is to it. Go ahead and go to the App Store and update any apps that need it, then check out our roundup of iOS 11 features for iPhone to see all of the cool things you can do with your new iOS version.