To provide the best user experience Apple provides timely updates for their iOS so that Apple users can upgrade their devices to the latest version for better security and enhanced user experience. The best thing about these updates is that almost all the users of iDevices can upgrade to the latest iOS version with a little exception that the devices for more than 5 years old can’t get the updates.
There are a lot of rumors about the expected iPhone models for 2018 and many people were claiming that Apple will launch an upgraded iPhone SE this year earlier than the expected release of other new models. But iPhone-Appstore has made it clear that only two new versions of iPad pro will be introduced at WWDC 2018 in June this year and there will be no iPhone.
But before Apple unveils its new iPad pro, they are going to release another iOS update for the existing users of iPhone, iPad and of course the iPod as well.
Yes, it is true, the latest iOS 11.3 update is about to release. Obviously, as an Apple user, you would love to get the new update to boost the performance of your device. If you are using iPhone 5, iPhone 5C or iPad 4, then you will not be able to get this update. Only users who are using iPhone 5S, iPad Air and higher models would be able to get this update on their devices.
How to get iOS 11.3 Update?
It is very simple; you have to open the settings menu. From there you need to navigate to General and then to Software Update. You must be connected to the wifi or you should have mobile data activated. You can also upgrade your iPhone or iPad to this update by connecting your device to the PC using iTunes.
Can you upgrade your iDevice to iOS 11.3?
If your device is already on iOS 11 then you can surely upgrade it to iOS 11.3 but if you are still on iOS 10 then you have to check which device you are using. If you are using iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPad 4 or older devices then you will not be able to get this upgrade.
If you are using any device that is there in the list below, then you can upgrade to the latest iOS update:
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Pro
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPod touch 6th
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6/6 Plus
- iPhone 6s/6s Plus
- iPhone 7/7 Plus
- iPhone 8/8 Plus
- iPhone X
Here you can read some iPhone X tips for safety and security of your iPhone.
Take the backup of your data
Remember there might be some problems if you upgrade your phone. Like if your battery is weaker and it drains out during the update process you might lose your photos and other important data. So, it is very important to take a fresh backup of your important data before you upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11.3.
To take the backup of your iDevice, you can connect it with iTunes and create a fresh back at your PC or you can go to Settings > iCloud > Back and then select the option of iCloud backup.
This is important because if anything goes wrong, you can get your data back from the latest backup.
Remember: If you upgrade your device to iOS 11.3, you can’t downgrade this update and can’t use the older version again.
Few more things to do:
Before you try to upgrade your iPhone/iPad to iOS 11.3 make it sure that:
- You have some free storage; you can uninstall useless Whatsapp videos or applications that you no longer use.
- You should know your iCloud, Apple ID and device passwords.
So, it’s time to get your device ready for the next iOS 11.3 upgrade which is coming very soon.
This is Syed Faran Akhtar, a Computer System Engineer and founder of MobileFun.pk. I write technology articles for MobileFun.pk and iPhone-Appstore.com on regular basis. You can contact with me on Facebook.