How to Install the iOS 11 GM Now

Here’s how you can install the iOS 11 GM, the last version of the iOS 11 beta, that is exactly like the official release coming to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch next week. You’ll be able to try the new iOS 11 features without waiting for the official iOS 11 release date.

You don’t need a computer to install the iOS 11 beta thanks to a special configuration profile that allows you to install the iOS 11 beta just like you do with a normal iOS update.  Follow these steps to prepare for the iOS 11 GM, since it is still a beta .

The iOS 11 release date is set for September 19th, but you can jump into the final version of the software today even if you don’t pay $99 to join the Apple Developer program.

There are two iOS 11 beta programs available to users. The first iOS 11 beta comes to Apple Developers and the second comes to the public in late June.

Officially you need to pay $99 to join the Apple Developer Program to use the iOS 11 beta that arrives today. If you want to join early, but don’t have $99, you need to find and download an iOS Developer Profile. This configuration profile allows you to install the iOS 11 beta without the need to register your iPhone UDID specifically to a developer account.

To join the public iOS 11 beta you need to visit the Apple Beta program signup and log in with your Apple ID. You can register and join the beta which will open up later soon. If you are part of the public beta, you can also go ahead and install the GM today.

iOS 11 GM Downloads

You no longer need to hunt for an iOS 11 download and make sure that you have the right IOS 11 IPSW for your iPhone or iPad. Instead, you simply download and install the iOS 11 Developer Profile to gain access. Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will start the iOS 11 download over the air, directly to your iPhone or iPad. This is a useful change that allows you to more easily install the iOS 11 beta.

How to Install the iOS 11 GM

This is what you need to do to install the iOS 11 GM on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You’ll need to install the iOS 11 Developer Profile to your iPhone or iPad. You will find this in the Developer pages if you pay to join. You can also download the iOS 11 configuration profile that you need to install from Apple Betas.

Install the iOS 11 Beta to your iPhone with the Developer Profile.
Install the iOS 11 Beta to your iPhone with the Developer Profile.

Download and install the iOS 11 Developer Profile. If you download it to your computer, you need to AirDrop it or Email it to your phone. When you open the file on your iPhone or iPad it will prompt you to install the profile to the phone. You will need to enter your passcode. If prompted, choose to install this on your iPhone, not on the Apple Watch.

Wait for the iPhone to reboot. Now go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. This will check for the iOS 11 beta download and if it is available the download will start. You need to connect to WiFi to download iOS 11 and you will need at least 50% battery life left.

Enter your passcode when prompted and wait for the iPhone or iPad to reboot. Once it comes back, you will be on the iOS 11 beta and you will be able to test the new iOS 11 features.

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iMessages continue to be one of the biggest iPhone and iPad features that Apple offers. In fact, it's a major reason we don't switch from the iPhone to Android. Apple ramps up the options in the iOS 11 update with tweaks and new features for iMessages. 

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