How to download iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Users of certain models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will be able to download the new operating system for free from September 18th.

  • Connect your charger and go to Settings > General > Software Update
  • If the new OS is available, there should be an option to download
  • The download process could take a few minutes or longer, depending on your internet connection (it may take longer on launch day)

It is recommended that you make a backup of your data before updating your operating system.

The new iOS 7 will only work on the following models:

  • iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C
  • iPad 2, 3, 4 and mini
  • iPad touch fifth generation

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Apple users' iOS 7 frustration

Apple customers across the globe are able to download the company's latest operating system iOS 7 for iPhones and iPads today. But some users in Britain are experiencing frustration with the update.