Apple’s much awaited iOS 17 release is finally happening on September 19 in the Philippines. This new update brings features like the Standby mode, Journal app, and improvements in messages among others.

The new iPhone 15 series launched with iOS 17 out of the box, but the software upgrade is also coming to a bunch of older iPhones.

To check which iPhone model you own, simply navigate to your Settings app, tap on General, and then select About. Next to Model Name, you will find the specific iPhone model you have.

See also: Best features of iOS 17

Which iPhone models are compatible with iOS 17?

According to Apple, the following iPhones are supported by iOS 17 and will be able to download the new software once it is released.

  • iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14,14 Plus
  • iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, 13 Mini
  • iPhone SE 3nd Gen
  • iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, 12 Mini
  • iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone SE 2nd Gen
  • iPhone XS, XS Max
  • iPhone XR

READ: Standard iPhone 15 vs iPhone 15 Pro USB-C differences

iPhones NOT supported by iOS 17

Unfortunately, three iPhone models will not be able to run iOS 17: iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. These devices will not receive the latest software updates from Apple. Additionally, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 series devices were excluded from receiving feature upgrades with the introduction of iOS 16 last year, so they will stay with iOS 15.

If your iPhone model is not included in the list of compatible devices mentioned above, it means that it will not be able to support iOS 17, and you will not receive a notification to download the new software. But don’t worry, as Apple will continue to provide security updates for your devices in the next few years.

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