September 30, 2023

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What iOS are we on

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What iOS are we on - see how to check ios version on iPhone 14, iPhone 15 and older variants of iPhones

As Apple release iOS updates regularly each and every month to fix the bugs or to add new features. So it is very genuine to know what iOS are we on and what version of iOS we are using in our iPhone like iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14.

While using the iPhone if you would like know what iOS are we on, what is the current version of iOS installed on your iPhone? then here’s a quick guide which will help you to find what iOS is installed and what is the current version of iOS.

What iOS are we on

To check what iOS version you are using now in your iPhone, the way to find it is very simple and easy. Just go to the settings and do as mentioned below:

  1. Turn on Phone
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Scroll Down and Tap on General
  4. Next Tap on About
  5. Now under the Phone Name, Look for the Software Version.

The software version is the current iOS version that is installed in your device.You can get more information about the installed iOS version like what has been added, what are the new features, what bugs have been fixed on Apple official website.

For an Example: If your iPhone shows the software version 16.5.1, or 17.0.1, then it means your phone is currently running all apps on iOS 16 or iOS 17 respectively.

You can check more details about the iOS version on Wikipedia. Here you can get overview of iOS and iPadOS versions from the starting since June 29, 2007 when first time Apple launched the iPhone OS 1.

How to install latest iOS version on iPhone

Guys as you know how to check what iOS are we on, its time to learn how to update iPhone with latest version of iOS.

If you would like to install latest iOS version (if new update available), then you can do so by updating the software of iPhone. To add new updates with latest security patch, go to the settings and follow the below given instructions on your mobile.

Note: Make sure you are connected to internet. So Turn ON the mobile data or prefer a strong Wi-Fi in order install iOS update on mobile.

  1. Turn on Phone.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Scroll Down and Tap on General.
  4. Next Tap on Software Update.
  5. Here you will get an option to download and install, just tap on it.
  6. The update will take some time. So just wait for it.
  7. Once download completed, the installation will begin.
  8. That’s how you can update iOS on an iPhone.

So this is how you can check for the updates on your iPhone. And if you think the present update is too old then you can update it in just few taps.

Final Words

Based on your iPhone model, the update will be delivered.

But in some cases if your mobile is too old then you can’t update iPhone to latest iOS as the current hardware of your phone doesn’t support it.

For an example: Those who still using iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus they can’t download and install the latest iOS 16 on their mobile. Last as per the official data, shared by the Apple on their official website, they all only got the iOS 15.7.6 update.

If you are using the iPhone 8 and later like iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14, then you can download and install the latest version of iOS like iOS 16, iOS 17.

Regarding those asking for when is the iOS 17 update coming out, then guys it will be released with iPhone 15 series in September 2023.

So wait for it and if you would like to know more? then please let us know in comments and don’t forget to share!

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