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iOS 11 Compatibility: Probable List of All Supported Devices

By ioslogin / a couple of weeks ago

iOS 11 Compatibility: As Apple has already launched the much-awaited iOS 10 software, fans are now eagerly waiting for the next generation operating system to be released. With every iteration, the US-based tech conglomerate unfolds some new staggering features and the iOS 10 is not an exception. But prior to the iOS 11 release, the biggest question is what we can expect from this operating system and most importantly which devices will support the iOS 11. Here, in this article, we have made a list of the iOS 11 compatible devices, especially the iPhones, iPads and the iPods which are eligible for this upcoming operating system. So before the much-anticipated operating system get released, check out whether your Apple device is having iOS 11 Compatibility or not?

iOS 11 Compatibility

iOS 11 Compatibility

iOS 11 Compatibility (Complete List)


All iPhones which fall under the iPhone 5 series or above, are compatible with the iOS 10 operating system. But for iOS 11, that won’t be the case probably. According to various reports, iOS 11 will only be compatible with iPhone 5S or above smartphones. So, if you are not sure about what is the model number of iPhone, just go to the “Settings” of your handset and click on the “About Phone” option. You will get all the details  about your phone and will be able to check whether your iPhone is compatible with iOS 11 or not.

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

Will iPhone 5C get iOS 11 Update?

The iPhone 5C, unfortunately, will not receive the iOS 11 update. The reason is the Apple 5C runs on 32-bit apps. The iPhone 5C does not support 64-bit apps. The iOS 11 will only feature 64-bit apps. This means that the iPhone 5and the iPhone 5C will be dropped from the regular retinue of the iPhone and only the iPhone 5S model and onwards will be supported. It is interesting to note that the last released OS, the iOS 10, had dropped support for the Apple iPhone 4. Going by tradition, we expect that support for the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5C will end this iPhone season.


Just like the iPhones, all iPads won’t also be compatible with the iOS 11. The iOS 10 is compatible with iPad Mini 2 and higher models. But for the iPads too, the scenario is going to change for iOS 11. As per our sources, the iOS 11 will only be compatible with the iPad Mini 3 and higher models. So check out the list below:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • The iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th generation
  • The iPad Mini 4
  • The iPad Mini 3


For the iPods the compatibility is going to remain the same. Only the iPod Touch 6th Generation is compatible with the iOS 10 and it seems like only this device will be compatible with the iOS 11 too.

  • The iPod Touch 6th-generation

Wrap Up

Folks, you have got an idea which devices are going to be compatible with the upcoming iOS 11 software. So if you don’t possess any of the above-mentioned devices, go to your nearby Apple Store and buy the latest model which would support the iOS 11. If you have any questions regarding iOS 11 Compatibility, then feel free to share that with us as well. We will be more than happy to respond to your queries as early as possible.

Rostock Jammy - a few months ago

Why is the iPhone 5c not compatible but the iPhone 5s is?

    msn - last month

    cuz the cpu is different

    Muhammad Mustafa - last month

    Because iOS 11 only supports 64 bit processer but iPhone 5c doesn’t have that but the 5s does

    Raff - last month

    The iPhone 5c is les powerful than the iPhone 5s and is newer and more powerful

    dudeman - last month

    because iphone 5c has an A6 processor chip, while the 5s and above have an A7 or higher processor chip

Ragnar - a couple of months ago

Practically all of this is nonsense, and the iPad mini 2 is the EXACT SAME as the iPad mini 3, besides the iPad mini 3 having Touch ID, so there would be no reason for one to not be compatible.

    Matthew - last month

    Correct, but one of the main reasons devices lose compatibility is because Apple wants you to get the newer device. eg. When iPhone 4 couldn’t get iOS 8 many people upgraded. It may have been the case that the iPhone 4 wasn’t powerful enough but the iPhone 4S got iOS 9. Depends on the device.

adam - a couple of months ago

But apple is still selling iPad mini 2 through its official webpage. Without a new update the device will be less secure

TheBluHeavy - last month

How is the iPad Mini 3 compatible and the iPad Mini 3 isn’t? They have the same specs, so how come the iPad Mini 2 isn’t on the list? :/

    AppleInsidr - last month

    It is the same as the iPad mini 2 and is most likely a mistake.

ash - last month

its really dumb that the iOS 11 isn’t for iPhone 5 i could understand the 4 or lower but i think the iPhone 5 and above should have the new update apple is so stupid 🙄😠😕🖕🏽

Applepro - last month

It’s Not that they want you to buy the new ones it’s just that there hardware can’t handle it

The future. - last month

ehem, basically the ipad mini 2 and 3 are the same in terms of specs. Its actually rumored that only 64 bit will bit supported. lol

yeswanthjosyula@gmail.com - 3 weeks ago

iOS 11 is the first 64bit written os from apple . All the other are 32 bits and apple made some customisation to them . But now it’s the whole os is written in 64 bit . The iphones with 32 bit processors are unable to run that os. So iPhone 5c isn’t compitable with iOS 11. But 5s is first 64 bit phone so it’s supporting that iOS

McKenna - a couple of weeks ago

I’m getting ready to upgrade from an Android. Planning on getting a 5S (It’s 2017) Is it worth it?

Vas1pand2 - last week

Mackenna is worth the money and five s is very comfortable and speedy device (the first device with 64 bit processor)I fully recommend buying this mobile mackenna I am from Greece and I have this mobile 4 years in my possession (I bought it from Apple store in New York ) and I am very pleased with this device .Finally this device will be upgraded to iOS 11 (I hope my English is understandable)

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