How to do a clean install of iOS 17

iOS 17 is already around the corner, and the time has come for you to decide whether to update through the traditional options, or take the opportunity to do a “clean” update of iOS 17, which is what we call deleting the operating system of your iPhone and reinstall the latest available version to prevent errors and improve its performance.

Discover with this simple tutorial how you can perform a clean installation of iOS 17 to get the most out of your iPhone. Step by step, you will discover how you can perform these tasks easily and become a true Pro from Apple.

We must remind you that all these tools and instructions are valid both for the installation of iOS 17 and its previous versions. However, we are going to need a PC or Mac to do this, so I recommend that the operating systems and programs that we are going to use (iTunes in the case of the PC) are duly updated to run without any problem, and thus we can carry out complete the task without complications.

If you have any difficulty, we remind you that in our YouTube channel You will find the step-by-step and guided tutorial, so you can check what you are doing wrong without complications.

The backup

The first step is always to make a backup, but not an iCloud backup, a real backup. To do this, you must connect your iPhone to the tool on your PC or Mac (iTunes) and choose the option “encrypt backups”, in which case it will ask you to add a security code to block said copies.

This backup is identified within the device management tool as: “Back up all iPhone data”. This backup will not only save settings or photos, but It will store absolutely all application data and settings, such as WhatsApp chats or Instagram interactions.

Therefore, the first thing we must make sure is to make a complete or encrypted backup for our iPhone, only then can we recover any possible data that we have unintentionally lost while we have been performing the “clean” installation of iOS 17. Because You must remember that to install iOS 17 in a completely “clean” way, The first thing we are going to do is a complete wipe of the iPhone’s memory, to the point where we are actually even going to delete the operating system.

We can take advantage of the time it takes to complete the backup to make a backup copy of an application as important as WhatsApp, This way we will make sure to continue maintaining all the chats, to do this go to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Backup > Back up now.

Options to download iOS 17

Perform a clean installation of iOS 17 In any case, it will require that we have iOS 17 beforehand, or at least it is highly recommended. For this, there are several web portals that offer you the possibility of downloading the final version of iOS 17 and storing it on your PC or Macand this is without a doubt the option that I recommend.

We must emphasize that there is no security or configuration problem in which we do this, since when we perform the clean installation of the iPhone, Apple’s servers will ask us to confirm the data of our device through an activation process that is present in the Cupertino company for many years now, therefore, Installing iOS through this tool is a 100% safe option.

iOS 17 News

The other option you have is to let the tool you use to clean your iPhone, whether through PC or Mac, download the latest available version of the operating system automatically. Nevertheless, This slows down the procedure a lot, especially since Apple’s servers are completely saturated due to the official release of iOS 17, so this is the only option that I would not recommend, since you could be left without your iPhone for a long day while it finishes downloading a file that weighs quite a few GBs.

Clean install of iOS 17

Now we move on to the easy part, performing the clean installation of iOS 17.

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC/Mac and follow one of these instructions:
    1. Mac: The iPhone will appear in the Finder, click on it and the configuration menu of your iPhone will open.
    2. PC Windows: Open iTunes and look for the iPhone logo in the top right corner, then tap Summary and the following menu will open.
  2. On Mac Press the “Alt” key on Mac or shift on PC and select the function «Restore iPhone»then the file explorer will open and you must select the .IPSW file that you previously downloaded, which contains iOS 17 in its final version.
  3. Now it will start restoring the device and reboot several times. Do not unplug it while the task is being performed, as it may completely brick your iPhone.

That’s how quickly and easily you will have installed iOS 17 cleanly and error-proof.

Benefits of performing a clean installation

As a general rule, performing a clean installation of iOS 17 is not necessary at all, it is done when you detect excessive battery consumption on your device or an apparent slowdown of the operating system in general.

By performing a clean installation of iOS 17 you will save yourself many errors and improve the overall performance of the device. On the other hand, you will lose all the data and you will have to configure a lot of sections such as Apple Pay. In this sense, we only recommend doing a clean installation of iOS 17 in case you are truly suffering from any performance or capabilities problem on your iPhone.

In the previous case, we remind you that in Europe you have a three-year warranty on your iPhone, so we cannot help but recommend that you go to Apple technical service if you detect abnormal operation of your device. We hope we have helped you, if you have questions, take advantage of the comment box.

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