Apple’s second iOS 11 beta fixes some of the problems from the first beta but many of you are still better off using an official version of iOS.
The iOS 11 update is official and Apple will officially release it for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in the fall. You don’t have to wait until the fall to try iOS 11 and its features though.
The company’s released a beta for developers that allows iPhone and iPad users with a developer account to try the software ahead of its official release date. Apple’s also released a public iOS 11 beta into the Beta Software Program which means anyone with an Apple ID can now try iOS 11 for free.
Your testing will help Apple improve the final version of iOS 11. It also gives you a chance to test out some of iOS 11’s most exciting features (Siri Voice Translation, screen recording, Do Not Disturb While Driving, etc) before everyone else.
With that said, there are some reasons to avoid the iOS 11 beta and future iOS 11 beta releases. Apple will release several iOS 11 beta updates before the final product is released.
If you’re currently on the fence about the iOS 11 beta, dig into our walkthrough here. It will walk you through the best reasons to try, and avoid, the iOS 11 beta for your device.
Install iOS 11 Beta If You Want to Improve the Final Version
Have you ever installed a new iOS update only to discover problems on board your device? If you've experienced frustrating iOS problems, you might want to give the iOS 11 beta a shot.
The iOS 11 beta lets you try out new features but it also helps Apple improve the software ahead of the release in the fall.
Your beta testing could prevent a major problem or a minor bug from appearing in the final iOS 11 release for your device.
If you're sick and tired of running into problems with iOS updates, do something about it. Download the iOS 11 beta and hunt for bugs.
If you find something, make sure you report it to Apple.