One of the first steps that I take when I am helping someone troubleshoot a problem on their iPhone is to ask them what version of iOS they are using. Apple often fixes problems, adds new features, and moves around menu locations with each iOS update, so knowing what is on an iPhone is very helpful when fixing an issue.
But the iOS version information is hidden a few screens deep into the Settings menu, and you might not know what you are looking for if you haven’t had to find your iOS version number before. Fortunately it is easy to locate once you know what you need, and our guide below will help you to find it.
How to Find the iOS Version on an iPhone 7
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.1. These steps will also work for other iOS versions, on other iPhone models as well.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Touch the About button at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Locate the Version row on this screen. The number to the right of that is your current iOS version.
In the image above, this iPhone is using iOS version 10.1.1.
If you are using an older version of iOS and would like to update, then you can check for an update by going to Settings > General > `Software Update.
if an update is available for your device, it will appear in that location.
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