Fix iOS 17 Update Not showing up – iOS 16.7 software is up to date

Last Updated on Sep 25, 2023

Apple’s newest iPhone update is available to download. Unluckily, some users are facing why the iOS 17 update is not showing up. Don’t worry, get here all the possible solutions. Almost four months have passed since iOS was released into the market. A couple of days ago, iOS 17 RC was released by Apple, and now public users are waiting for iOS 17 to download. An issue is that some of the users say iOS 17 not showing up on the software update screen on iPhone.

I’m here to Resolve an issue who getting an error on the software update screen that says iOS is up to date or checking for a software update. Get reasons & solutions for why won’t my iPhone update to iOS 17. Apple announced the iOS 17 release date on September 18.

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Why is iOS 17 not Showing up – Phone says iOS 16.7 software is up to date.

Two significant reasons bother you not to show up iOS 17 updates on iPhone and iPod touch.

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1) Your iPhone is not supported to upgrade iOS 17
2) Your iPhone must be updated with the latest iOS 16.7
3) Laggy internet connection – Your phone requires a stable network connection

Are Beta Profiles Safe?

Beta means under development, it is not adequate to use, So beta mode is not safe for any kind of software; Similarity, Apple iOS 17.1 Beta too.

If you want to early access the all-new iOS 17 lock screen, then you can install it at your own risk.

Apple iOS 17 Release date:-

According to some Apple’s leaks, the Next generation iOS 17 updates available to download on 18th SEPTEMBER 2023.


How to get the iOS 17 update early?

Right now iOS 17 Developer beta is available to download and install for testing purposes. So I can say that this is too early to iOS 17 update early. Because each year in beta firmware always mess up the Phone system, so that, some apps crash, some apps not working etc an issue occurred.

iOS 17 Update Not Showing up iOS 16.7 Up to Date?

Here’s How to Download & Install iOS 17 without a Developer Account

#1. Check whether Your phone is supported to the latest iOS or not

would you like to test iOS 17 beta before officially arriving for public users? Ok, cool, but for that, your device must support the latest version. Here’s a list of iOS 17 supported devices.

What phones can get iOS 17?

  • iPhone 15 Series
  • iPhone 14 Series (iPhone 14/ Plus/ Pro/ Pro Max)
  • iPhone 13
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XR
  • ‌iPhone SE‌ (2nd generation or later)
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This year, Apple shocked iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users because these models dropped support for iOS 17 with the iPhone 6 and 6s Plus. So RIP A10, A11 Chip iPhone.

Major All iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users are waiting for iOS 17, but this year Apple ditched iPhone 8 series and iPhone 6S series handsets. Now, No more major updates for iPhone X and earlier users for now and in the future. It means iOS 16 or sub update of iOS 16, is the last update for All iPhone X and earlier phone users. This is a clear sign that users with iPhone X and earlier must buy a new iPhone, which is listed in iOS 17 supported devices.

iPhone 8 users can Download & install iOS 17 Beta Profile, but the Software update screen holds on the message that iOS 16.7 – iOS is up to date. Even restart or try using Finder on Mac and Using iTunes on a PC computer.

#2. Remove beta profile if any

Let’s uninstall the Beta Profile or any other profile. To Remove Beta profile, you can watch our video given below as well as go with the following steps;

Open Settings App > Tap General > Click VPN & Device Management > Click on iOS 17 Beta Software Profile appears under the Configuration profile section > Click on Remove Profile > Enter Your Passcode > Tap Remove> Finally, your Device will Restart.

Note: You should install the latest public iOS version after that install beta profile otherwise, your phone won’t show you iOS 17 update to install even if you have installed iOS 17 developer beta profile.

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For example, currently, public iOS is iOS 17, which means you have to install iOS 16.6 on your device after that, go for the iOS 17 beta profile otherwise, you may get stuck in your iOS is up to date.

During the Update may your Phone will overheat, so please remove the phone case cover or anything else which affects your phone system.

#3. Reset Network settings and Reconnect wi-fi

Note: keep in mind that after resetting network settings, your Phone lost the wi-fi password, so please carry your wi-fi password on hand before attempting to reset network settings, if you know it, then ignore this note and move to the next steps given below.

Resetting your iPhone network settings will resolve any kind of network-related issue.

  1. Go to the Settings app,
  2. Next, general and scroll the screen till the end
  3. now click on Transfer Or Reset iPhone and choose Reset,
  4. Click on Reset network settings
  5. Enter the lock screen passcode
  6. Again tap on Reset Network Settings.

#4. Restart Your Device [100% workable solution]

Reset your iPhone by force restarting your mobile device. This is the #1 solution, after deleting the iOS 17 beta profile, Restart device is required; Let’s follow the bottom steps;

Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step
Hard Reboot iPhone Step-by-Step
  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

#5. Use iTunes on Windows PC or Using Finder on your Mac Computer

If none of the tricks work for you, let’s connect your Phone to a computer or Mac machine via USB to a lighting cable.


Suppose your device is outdated, and so you won’t get the latest iOS Update. In such case, you can upgrade your phone to the newest model and get a free iOS update for the next 4 to 5 years.

HowToiSolve Staff
HowToiSolve Staff

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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