iOS 11 makes your iPhone and iPad more powerful, personal and intelligent than ever before. You might be wondering if you have the device requirements to install it. Fortunately, we’re here to answer that question.

iOS 11 system requirements

Apple is officially dropping support for 32-bit devices, which means older devices like iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c are out out of the picture. As a result of 64-bit requirement, iOS 11 does not run legacy 32-bit apps at all.

The following 64-bit Apple devices are supported by iOS 11:


  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s


  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first generation)
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (2017 model)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (sixth generation)

While 32-bit iPhones have been removed from the compatibility list, every other device that could run iOS 10 can run iOS 11 as well. This is great news for anyone with any 64-bit Apple mobile device who is interested in upgrading to iOS 11 in order to enjoy all of its benefits and great new features.

TUTORIAL: How to identify legacy 32-bit apps installed on your iPhone or iPad

Are you excited to upgrade to iOS 11? Share why or why not in the comments section below!

  • Riley Freeman

    anyone tried the OTA with one of those beta profiles configs people created to skip the UDID thing.

    • John Kerby

      What how skip

      • Hektōr

        Unless you install/have an certificated developer profile, you won’t see any iOS 11 update on the Settings app. Just installed one and I’m downloading iOS 11 and it’s pretty fast at the moment.

      • Sailor_V90

        I have a developers profile and I’m not getting iOS 11.

      • Riley Freeman

        i do have one and no update available

      • Hektōr

        Make sure it is a developer profile, not public beta program. Update was shown on my iPhone 5s instantly after installing it and download was really quick, 1.82Gb here.

      • Nirvana

        how’s iPhone 5s performing ios 11, does it slow down the device? @heitorcastrot:disqus thanks

      • Hektōr

        So far, so good. I got nothing to complain at all, it’s fast as iOS 10 and pretty stable ’til now. It takes a little while to open the standard apps but I guess it will be fixed with the upcoming betas. System animations are a bit faster as well. The only bad thing at this moment is the battery drain, but it’s a beta, I got used to this already.

      • Riley Freeman

        the last update said dev beta 10.3.3. I had the public way back, i figured the profile that was installed was an actual dev account profile otherwise what was the reason for installing the config profile

  • Guilherme 

    Mine can, but not that I will…

  • Agneev

    Is the status bar tweaked?

  • Sailor_V90

    Aye, thanks!

  • zeroDK

    Wait there is a iPad Pro 2nd generation did I miss that

    • Beach Blonde

      It came out less than 2 weeks ago. The Apple SIM is now truly embedded – no more “embedded-but-it-really-physically-sits-in-the-accessible-SIM-tray” situation. Otherwise, I don’t think there are any other material changes aside from the font on the case/exterior being Apple’s new ‘San Francisco’ style.

  • TheBoi23

    So can I facetime with two people or nah?

  • john snow

    Testing out iOS 11 on 6S and it seems like there is no more 3DTouch for multitasking. It’s too bad, its just too sad

    • MrTarek

      this is a game changer

      • john snow

        yes. And i am going to stay on 10

      • MrTarek

        i hope its a bug and will be fixed soon , otherwise I’m downgrading and staying on iOS 10

  • M_Hawke

    Does anyone know if some features do not work on the iPad mini 2?

  • JT

    Apple updates = planned obsolescence. Otherwise, why do you need a MAJOR upgrade every few months??