Here’s how to clean install iOS 11 via iTunes Restore way on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices.
Apple has finally letting the world know that iOS 11 download IPSW links are rolling out. With a fairly substantial update, Apple has done a wonderful job.
Not only is it now available for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, it also instantly brings some great new features to. This guide is a manual one that walks through the process of getting a clean iOS 11 installation onto your iPhone or iPad.
Note: It’s important to learn that this will wipe your device completely. Make sure you have backed up before going ahead with this.
Step 1: First of all, you need to update to the latest version of iTunes 12.7 on your PC or Mac before you go forward: Download iTunes 12.7 With iOS 11 Support On Windows And Mac.
Step 2: Continue to next! You are also going to need to download the correct IPSW file which matches the device that you are intending on installing iOS 11 to. I take iPhone SE. You can grab the required IPSW files from here: iOS 11 Download Final IPSW Links And OTA Update Released.
Step 3: Now head to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone. Make sure you toggle the switch into the OFF position to disable this particular feature.
Step 4: Using the Lightning cable, connect your device to your PC or Mac. If iTunes wasn’t open then it will likely launch. If not, launch it manually if it isn’t already running.
Step 5: Select your connected device from the iTunes interface. This will take that particular device in the iTunes software and give you access to new features.
Step 6: From this point, you’ll need to do a manual restore than an iTunes standard restore. Simply hold down the Alt key on Mac, or the Shift key on a Windows machine, and then clicking on the Restore iPhone… button. iTunes will then want you to select a specific firmware file to install to the device.
Step 7: Select the downloaded IPSW file which is specific to your device. iTunes will now start the process of installing the clean version of iOS 11 freshly to your device.
As noted earlier, although this is likely to be the best way of installing iOS 11 to your device. This process essentially gets you into a clean slate, and it does also mean that it will delete all device data and information from the device completely.
Once the iOS 11 clean installation process is completed, you will be presented with Apple’s standard setup process. So it will either let you setup the device as new or restore data from backup. That’s your choice.
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