You Might Not Have Apple Support on Your iPhone After Next Month. Find Out Here

In September, when Apple releases its new software for iPhones, aka iOS 17, some iPhones will be getting left out of the new update. For instance, if you’ve got an iPhone X from 2017 or another older model, you won’t get to experience the new features coming with the update. Some new additions from Apple include a new Standby mode, a Journal app and a major update to Messages. 

Read more: Don’t Install the iOS 17 Developer Beta on Your iPhone

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.

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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.

For more about WWDC, check out the new 15-inch MacBook Air and Vision Pro. Also, new features are coming to WatchOS this year.