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How to install iOS 11 public beta

Sherri Watson | 28 June, 2017, 01:35

iOS 11 is one of the biggest software updates Apple has made in years, so we wouldn't blame you if you're itching to get your hands on it. It would be best for you to keep a backup prepared on iTunes for all your data on your iPhone or iPad before installing iOS 11 Public Beta software. While plenty of new features are expected, it also means that the clock is ticking on iOS 10 jailbreaker with the Cupertino company nearing the stage of moving on to another major mobile operation system version. The download is free.

iOS 11 Public Beta is now available for users and is compatible with iPhone 5S and above models, iPad 5 generation and above and iPad Touch 6 generation. It doesn't require a developers account or involve the hassle of registering your device's UDID.

Those interested in registering their iPhone or iPad for testing can do so via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

From there, read and accept Apple's agreement. Then, you'll have to go to the Settings app and update to iOS 11 Public Beta 1. 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. If that's the case, you may need to put the phone in recovery mode.

Head to beta.apple.com where you will need to sign in with your Apple ID.

The updated keyboard, meanwhile, gives users the option of using Apple's standard QuickType keyboard or shifting a half-screen keyboard to the right or the left of their iPhone screens. Click on enroll your devices and choose iOS 11.

Along similar lines, not all of your apps will necessarily work properly with the iOS 11 beta. After you reboot your device, you will notice that the system will update as it normally does when there is a new software update available.

Installing the iOS 11 public beta also won't void your warranty. Here, I'll focus on those new features and other changes that I think you will want to explore first on iPhone. A word to the wise, however: Make sure to back up your data before you download because beta versions can include bugs that disrupt apps and delete data.

Can I revert back to iOS 10?

Most of the biggest updates that iOS 11 brings are on the tablet - meaning that as well as being a less risky device to try it out on, you also get to experience the full joy of the new features. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap General and then tap Profile.