[Full Guide] How to Download and Install iPadOS 17.4

Kelly Wu
Last updated: Mar 6, 2024

Want to update or upgrade your iPad to the latest iPadOS 17.4? Read on to learn how to download and install the update.

Apple announced iPadOS 17 at WWDC on June 5, 2023. As of now, the company has released three major updates. If you wish to update or upgrade your iPad to the latest iPadOS 17.4, keep reading this blog, and you will find the steps in detail.

[Full Guide] How to Download and Install iPadOS 17.4

Which iPads Are Compatible with iPadOS 17.4?

Before proceeding with the installation, ensure that your iPad is compatible with the new iPadOS. The following iPad models are supported:

  • ‌iPad Pro‌ (2nd generation and later)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • ‌iPad‌ (6th generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)

How Much Space Does iPadOS 17.4 Take Up?

Now that you've confirmed that your iPad is supported, let's see how much space you should reserve to successfully install iPadOS 17.4.

The size of the iPadOS 17.4 update may vary depending on your device and installation method. Generally, iPadOS update files range from 3 GB to 6 GB. Additionally, the installation process may require extra storage space to store temporary files. So make sure you have at least 15 GB of free space on your device.

How to Download and Install iPadOS 17.4

  1. Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the iPadOS 17.4 update.

You can turn on automatic updates so that when an update is available, your iPad downloads and installs the update overnight while charging and connected to Wi-Fi.


Now you have reached the end of this guide. Are you ready to update your iPadOS?

By the way, it is recommended to back up your device to iCloud or your computer before upgrading. This ensures that you won't lose any data in case the upgrade process encounters any issues.

Living in Chengdu, Kelly is an Apple technician focused on Mac, iPhone, and iOS repairs. Meanwhile, he's also a columnist at Dr.Buho, with a simple mission to help fix Apple things that are with software or hardware glitches.