The first iOS 11 developer preview was released a few weeks ago at WWDC 2017, and now we have the public Beta among us. With iOS 11, Apple has introduced tons of new features required by the community, such as a customizable Control Center, an updated App Store, a new File Manager, a native screen recording and much more. Apple had previously released a developer beta for iOS devices, but unfortunately it was only available for developer accounts. The good news that the public beta has been made available to all users, which brings iOS 11 to everyone. Well, we present our guide on how to install iOS 11 public beta on your iPhone or iPad:
IOS 11 Public Beta compatible devices
Here are the Apple devices compatible with iOS 11:
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 5s
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 9-inch iPad, 7-inch iPad mini, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, 9-inch iPad, 7-inch iPad, 12-inch iPad Pro, 9 inches, iPad Air, iPad mini 2
- iPod Touch 6th generation
Preparing the device
As always, beta builds have the tag of being a rather test piece of code, and may not be stable enough to be used as a daily driver. Before exploring the world of beta, it is advisable make a backup of your device.
To back up your iOS device, connect it to your PC / Mac and start iTunes. In the backup option, select the option to create a full backup on your computer and encrypt it.
Register your iOS device for iOS 11 Beta
1. Go to your iOS device beta.apple.com/profile . Here, access using your Apple ID.
2. Then, tap the button that says "Download profile" .
3. Next, follow the instructions on the screen to install the profile . When finished, simply restart the device to apply the changes.
Update your device to iOS 11 Public Beta
1. Once the profile is installed, go to Settings and touch General . Once there, tap on the option Update Software .
2. The device controller now i updates . The device will now show the iOS 11 public beta update available ; download and install it.
Note: the iOS device may restart several times during the installation, but don't worry, this is the normal procedure.
3. And that's pretty much everything. Once the device started, your device would have been updated to the latest public beta version of iOS 11.
Ready to try iOS 11 Public Beta on your iPhone or iPad?
The public beta version of iOS 11 includes tons of features like the revamped Control Center, better notifications, an enhanced version of Siri and integrated screen recording among other features. I had tried the Developer Beta previously on my iPhone 6s, as well as on the iPhone 7, and now, after using the Public Beta 1, I can assure you that this feels much more stable. Having said that, after all, a beta build, so take the word stability here with a pinch of salt. In case you go through the process, be sure to share your opinion and experience on the new iOS 11 with us in the comments section below.