iOS 7 release date and time are today (Sep 18), get ready to update!

iOS 7 release date and time are today (Sep 18), get ready to update!
UPDATE: Apple is now rolling out the update. Read how to download and install iOS 7, and be sure to share your knowledge of any issues that you may run into during the installation process!

Wohoo, the painful wait is almost over, and now users are about to finally get iOS 7 as a free update for their iPhones, iPads and iPod touches! Apple has promised that it'll release the new version of its mobile OS today (September 18), and while the company hasn't provided a specific release time at which the update will go live, history shows that users on the west coast will get iOS 7 some time in the morning, at about 10AM PT. This would mean that east coast is going to get the update at about noon. Meanwhile, it'll be the late afternoon in Europe when iOS 7 is expected to start knocking on the other side of your iPhone's screen.

Updating your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch should be very easy and hassle-free. You can either install the update wirelessly over the air (OTA), or by using the desktop iTunes program. If you prefer the second option, be sure to update your iTunes to the latest version first.

Since that's Apple we're talking about, chances of anything going wrong tend to be slimmer than usual, but it's never a bad idea to back up all of your information before you begin with the update. Also, be sure to have your iPhone charged before that, as it will probably refuse to update if its battery is running low. Finally, it might be wise to consider waiting a day or two before you install the update on your phone, because Apple's servers will surely be quite busy on launch date, resulting in low download speeds and possibly even failed downloads. Besides, if there happen to be any issues with the way Apple's pushing the update, those will probably be resolved in a day or two, though, as we said, it'd be quite surprising if any problems occur.

iOS 7 is compatible with iPhone 4 and up, iPad 2 and up, as well as iPod touch 5th generation.

Expected US release times:


PacificMountainCentralEastern
10 AM11 AM12 PM1 PM

Expected European release times:


GMTBritishCentral EuropeanEastern European
5 PM6 PM7 PM8 PM

Expected Asian release times:


Hong KongChinaKoreaJapan
1 AM (Sep 19)1 AM (Sep 19)2 AM (Sep 19)2 AM (Sep 19)

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127 Comments

1. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

ios7..whats new in that?..save yourselves from few clicking...stay on ios6 apple ..wake up.

5. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Whats IOS 7? :)

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apples awesome new operating system, the one who's article you're clicking on to make dumb comments about, which means you know what iOS 7 is. Shhhhhhhhh haters go jump on an android article.

12. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Hey man, don't get mad. I'm just playing you. Cheer up, i'm waiting for this also. And i gave you a thumbs up :)

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not mad, just poking back that's all.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Apples awesome new operating system..." darkkjedii, it is not new, it is just updated. :)

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ummm that's kinda the point in calling it new PAU.

94. pvaraich

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Updated means same design and minor tweaks like the ones we see in android.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Let the haters hate and show jealous for an OS that continues to evolve and outdo its competitor.

45. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Let the haters hate..." And the trolls troll.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They're really mad now Mxy lol.

72. exodusmodules

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Not really... although I like iOS, until Apple let's us have freedom without having to exploit our devices, iOS will not be that great. I'm not saying iOS sucks, it's a great operating system with great potential. I'm just a tinkerer, and Apple doesn't serve my kind here (Star Wars reference). If you are a tinkerer, hopefully you feel the same way.

74. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that I can respect. These aren't the "Droids" you're looking for. +1

99. iyoda

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

For all the tinkerers. Just wait a week until it gets jailbroken and then tinker away.

100. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

"it's a great operating system with great potential" Unfortunately, you need to take out that last past and replace it with "no potential". Sure, it's a good OS but it's closed design means that it will never achieve the level of customisation of android (shown by Paranoid Android, cyanogenmod etc.)

80. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

For someone who hates "dumb comments" as you put it, you sure can't spell to save your life. Here's an idea... Sell your POS iPhone and get a hooked on phonics video so you can learn how to spell and write.

82. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awwwee yuo souunde but hurrt lol. Is that bettere fo u lmao? You should learn to use commas too, you missed a couple.

116. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

You constantly misplace commas. Irony.

93. pvaraich

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Lol. Totally agree with you. Android fans should know what iOS is as android is derived from iOS. It is funny how people forgot how android was developed.

104. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...as android is derived from iOS." Could you please explain that more widely?

106. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The last time I asked you for an explanation, you didn't give it, so why should he?

115. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

darkkjedii, you also not always give explanation when I ask! Usually I always give explanations if it is needed even without requests. But I'm not a robot so sometimes I skip one or another thing. For example if I don't have time for response or just moving forward to the newer articles and so on...

119. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

I'd like an explanation on that as well, especially considering Android is Linux based and iOS isn't. If I had to say what OS Android is influenced by the most I'd have to say Symbian, not iOS.

108. shashank0456

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

Should I update today or wait for a couple of days?

113. sslinkard

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

I would upgrade today. I have been running the Beta for about 3 weeks now and I absolutly love it. I do not see any bugs, it is faster and more intuative, not to mention, just plain slick. This new overhaul is what apple needed for a long time. Do not worry about any issues, so fat everything i have used works fine and I am a heavy user.

126. rockblock123

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

shut up you dumbass.stick with what you know,which is nothing..get back on the short bus.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jeff_1 shut up! Who cares about your nagging? Just enjoy the device you have, don't worry about others.

9. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

there is a comment box..am i not entitled to write? freedom of speech my friend

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No freedom to hate, nag, whine, and be a nuisance...my friend.

15. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

im not hating. not whining, and no nuisance as well..im just giving my opinions..same as you do.. looks like you need a back up from apple squads..lol.. cheers.

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