Apple’s newest software — iOS 17 — is coming in September, but some iPhone users are getting left behind and won’t get to experience the new features coming with the update. That could be you if you’ve got an iPhone X from 2017 or another older model. Some new additions from Apple include the new StandBy mode, a Journal app and a major update to Messages.
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 Model Name, you’ll see which iPhone you have.
We’ll tell you how to find out whether your iPhone will be compatible with iOS 17. If you’d like to try out iOS 17, the 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.
What if your iPhone isn’t on the 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.