iOS 17 — the new version of Apple’s operating system for the iPhone — will likely arrive in a few weeks, shortly after the big Apple Event on Sept. 12. The iOS 17 update will introduce new features like StandBy mode, the Journal app, and major changes for Messages.
However, some users of older iPhones are getting left behind and won’t get to experience the new features in iOS 17. That could be you if you’ve got an iPhone from 2017 or before.
If you aren’t sure which iPhone you’ve got, a quick check in your settings can show you. Open your Settings app and tap General > About. Next to the Model Name, you’ll see which iPhone you have to determine if it is going to run iOS 17.
We’ll tell you how to find out whether your iPhone will be compatible with iOS 17. If you’d like to try out the new operating system, the iOS 17 public beta is now available. Also, check out our list of best iPhones to discover if there’s a newer model that might work for you.
iPhones that are compatible with iOS 17
If you’ve got one of these iPhones, you’ll have access to iOS 17 when it’s available this year, Apple said.
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 Mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (second generation and later)
- iPhone 14 (including Plus)
- iPhone 14 Pro
What if your iPhone isn’t on the iOS 17 compatibility list?
If your iPhone isn’t listed above, it won’t support iOS 17 and you won’t get a notification to download the newest software. For instance, if you have an iPhone X or older, the latest software you’ll ever be able to use on that phone is iOS 16 and not iOS 17.