iPhone 6(S)(+) How to clean install iOS 11?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cSalmon, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. cSalmon macrumors member


    Dec 18, 2016
    Hoping someone can point me towards instructions on how to properly do a clean install for iOS 11?

    I have search google and Apple's Communities (most horrible forums on the net) from google I get results that instruct me to download an IPSW file yet the link is not taking me to Apple therefore I'm not trusting it.

    I just can't believe how poor the search results have been looking for this info. Any help in how to completely erase my iPhone 6s+ 10.3.3 and do a clean install to iOS 11 would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2014
    1) Plug iPhone into Mac / PC
    2) Open iTunes
    3) Click “Restore”
    4) Done!

    You might need to turn off “find my iPhone” before your phone can be restored, but if so you’ll get a message telling you to do so.

    Here’s a link from Apple if it helps: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201252
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Or, you can use ipsw.me site to download all IPSW which are signed by Apple and than do a DFU restore and setup as new. This way you will totally erase everything and start from scratch :)
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Both options mentioned will work for you, OP. Unless you are tech savy, stick with @Hal~9000 suggestion.
  5. codefive89 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2018
    In order to perform a clean install, you need to turn off find my iPhone on the device or remove it from iCloud.com through the find my iPhone app then just plug your device to
    Your computer and set your device into recovery mode by holding the power and home button down on the 6s until you see the iTunes logo also make sure that you are signed out of iTunes before you do this process. Next proceed with clicking on the restore button when ever it comes up then iTunes will prompt restore and update to be clicked on then it will start the download of the iOS software in iTunes and then begin the restore process on the iPhone.
  6. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2011
    Great thank you... I am keeping this for future reference...

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