Here’s how to install the new iOS 11.4.1 update, which fixes iPhone 8 screen issues and includes all new iOS 11.3 features as well as security updates. This guide will show you how to install iOS 11.3.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Apple Users can directly initiate iOS 11.4.1 download on their iPhone or iPad without connecting to a computer. If you choose to install the iOS 11.4.1 update via iTunes, we’ll show you that option as well. You may need to use this option if your iPhone 8 screen is unresponsive to touch in iOS 11.3.
You can use this tutorial to upgrade from iOS 9 or iOS 10 to iOS 11.4.1. There is no need to upgrade between different versions, now the update will install the latest version. If you are still using iOS 10.3.3, you will go straight to iOS 11.4.1.
Before installing iOS 11.4.1 on your iPhone or iPad, make sure you’re prepared by following this list of 10 things to do. This keeps your data safe and helps you upgrade faster and easier.
If you have a fast Internet connection and do not encounter any iOS 11 installation issues, the iOS 11.4.1 update will take about 10 minutes to complete. Setting up an iPhone or iPad requires 50% or more battery life and a WiFi connection. If you’re coming from iOS 10, the iOS 11 installation may take longer to complete. If you’re just installing the iOS 11.4.1 update and you’re already on iOS 11, you can expect a quick update.
How to Download iOS 11.4.1 and Install iOS 11.4.1 Update
In most cases, the iOS 11.14 update will download within 5-10 minutes. iOS 11.4.1 update is about 225MB on iPhone X. The time will vary depending on how fast your Internet connection is. If you fail the initial download, you should restart your phone and try again. If it’s still slow, you can wait or try using iTunes.
You don’t have to wait for an alert or a small red bubble in the Settings app to install iOS 11.4.1. Here’s what to do on iPhone or iPad while on a WiFi network.
This process will take 5-15 minutes on a fast connection without errors. You can use the iPhone while the iOS 11.4.1 download is complete, but not during setup.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Software Update.
- Tap on Learn More to see more about this update.
- Or, tap on Download and Install to get started.
- Enter your password.
- Double accept the terms and conditions.
- Wait for the iOS 11.3 download to complete.
- Tap Install when prompted.
Once the update is complete, which may require a reboot or two where you see the Apple logo, you should be able to start using your iPhone again.
You may see a Hello screen, which you swipe to complete the update. When prompted, enter your Apple ID password to complete the installation. In some cases, it may be enough to enter your password to unlock the phone and start using it. If you forget your Apple ID, you must reset it at: iforgot.apple.com.
How to Install iOS 11.4.1 with iTunes
If you don’t want to download the iOS 11.4.1 update directly to your iPhone or iPad and install it over the air, you can connect it to iTunes and let it check for updates.
Connect iPhone to computer with a lightning cable. When you do, you may get a pop-up notification allowing you to download and install iOS 11.4.
- Click the iPhone or iPad icon in the upper left.
- Click Check for Update.
- Click Download and Update.
- Accept the terms and conditions.
- Enter your passcode on iPhone when needed.
This isn’t usually faster, but if you’re having trouble downloading the iOS 11.4.