After previewing the latest iOS update at WWDC earlier in June, Apple released the first iOS 11 public beta on Monday afternoon. For the iPhone as well, iOS 11 brings with it a slew of new features, UI tweaks and improvements and refinements which make it one of the most comprehensive iOS updates yet. iOS 11 also lays the ground work for the future and opens up possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. You are ready to use the new iOS 11. The download is free.
The main thing you need to ask yourself is how much you rely on your device. If you only have one iOS device, you should not install a beta on that device just in case of a technical problem.
You can now take the next version of iOS for a test drive. It doesn't require a developers account or involve the hassle of registering your device's UDID. Users will need to use their Apple ID and agree to the terms and conditions that participating in the program presents the risk of corrupting your data or bricking your device.
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From there, read and accept Apple's agreement. For those who still don't, it is as easy as plugging the iOS device into a Mac or PC using a Lightning to USB cable and launching the Backups option on iTunes. Unfortunately, if your iOS device is not on this list, it means it cannot support the OS.
How to download the iOS 11 public beta?
As with most iOS updates, Apple has made sure many legacy devices are supported.
In a previous post, Liang Chen of Tenent Keen Lab claims to have come up with an iOS 11 jailbreak.
Finally, for those happy to leave beta operating systems well enough alone, with some even waiting well after the final beta version goes gold and becomes available to everyone, The Verge has a list of ways to increase iPad productivity with today's iOS 10.3. That should give you a good rundown of the new changes and refinements to expect with the first public beta. If you are wary about going through a rocky OS experience, wait for the public release which is scheduled to happen around September. The answer is simple: Downgrade to iOS 10.3.3. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap General and then tap Profile. But Apple was keen enough to update its Apple TV 4 software as well, pushing it to version 11. tvOS 11 is not a big update.
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