iOS 17.1 rolled out; Know how to get it on your iPhone

After weeks of testing, Apple has finally rolled out the iOS 17.1 update. Here’s how to get it on your iPhone.

| Updated on: Oct 26 2023, 12:54 IST
iPhone 16 Pro launch: Check out all the rumoured specs
iPhone update
1/5 Apple recently launched its new iPhone 15, however, people are already talking about the iPhone 16 launch, which is slated for the Fall of 2024. This year, Apple has introduced a titanium chassis for its iPhone 15 Pro model and next year we may see the same titanium frame. iPhone 16 may also come with solid-state buttons that use haptic feedback. According to Tom’s Guide, the iPhone 16 Pro may feature a new capture button too. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (AFP)
iPhone update
2/5 Apple with iPhone 16 may come up with a new camera setup. The iPhone 16 Pro is rumoured to feature a tetraprism telephoto lens for improved zooming range. Its ultrawide lens may get an upgrade from 12MP to 48MP,which may significantly boost the camera performance. September 12, 2023. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo (REUTERS)
iPhone update
3/5 Apple analyst Jeff Pu reported that the iPhone 16 Pro may feature the new A18 Pro system-on-chip that may come with new features. Additionally, Apple may adopt Wi-Fi 7 in the iPhone 16 Pro for faster download and upload speeds, as well as improved performance.(Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (AFP)
iPhone update
4/5 According to previous trends, the iPhone 16 Pro launch is expected to be in September. Right now, it's too early to come up with an exact date as the company is still working on the development, but it may well be on a Tuesday. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
iPhone update
5/5 Apple, after a long time, increased the price of the iPhone 15 Pro Max by $100. So, it may do the same with the iPhone 16 version, however, there is no surety of what prices Apple may impose. Well have to wait till the launch to confirm its specs and pricing.  REUTERS/Aly Song (REUTERS)
iPhone update
icon View all Images
iOS 17.1 is now publicly available on iPhones. Know how to get it. (Representative Image) (HT Tech)

iOS 17 was launched in September, just a week after the Cupertino-based tech giant unveiled its iPhone 15 series, and the new devices packed this new software. What was supposed to be an exciting and new experience shortly turned into a bug-filled mess. iPhone 15 users complained about major heating issues even while carrying out simple tasks such as scrolling through Instagram reels and clicking pictures. Apple quickly found out that it was a software bug as well as third-party apps that were spoiling the experience and rolled out a fix for it. Since then, Apple has been testing iOS 17.1 beta and finally rolled it out last night globally.

If you haven't installed it on your iPhone yet, know how to get it.

iOS 17.1 update: How to get it

1. To download iOS 17.1 on your iPhone, open Settings.

2. Tap on General and then Software Update.

3. After a few seconds of checking for the update, the iOS 17.1 update should pop up.

4. Tap on Download and Install, and agree to the terms and conditions. It will then get downloaded and installed on your device.

iOS 17.1 update: Why you should update your iPhone

While iOS 17.1 isn't a groundbreaking update, it brings several new features to iPhones.

The iOS 17.1 update brings changes to the Apple Music app. Apple has replaced the ‘Love' option in the Music app with ‘Favourites'. Users can now favourite their preferred songs, playlists, albums, and more. A star will appear next to the liked track.

Airdrop has also received some updates. With iOS 17.1, users can now send and receive files with others without having to keep the iPhone in close proximity. If the user moves away, the file transfer will be completed via Wi-Fi or cellular data. It works via a new “Out of Range” option that pops up in Airdrop settings.

iPhone users in the UK can now add their bank accounts to the Wallets app. Additionally, the “Reading Now” in the Books app has been changed to “Read Now”.

Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 26 Oct, 11:43 IST