How to Sign Up for & Install Public iOS 11 Beta

To download the iOS 11 public beta, you need to sign up for the iOS 11 beta program. The free Apple Beta program allows you to test prerelease software on your iPhone and iPad so that you can try all the new iOS 11 features before the fall iOS 11 release date.

We’ll show you how to sign up for the iOS 11 public beta, walk you through the reasons you should and shouldn’t try the iOS 11 beta and let you know when to expect the iOS 11 public beta download on your device.

The public iOS 11 beta is out, and you can download it to your device today without waiting. It’s important to remember that this is an early version of the software. When you sign up you will then have the option to install the iOS 11 beta on your iPhone or iPad, but you don’t need to do it immediately.

Read: How Long Does the iOS 11 Beta Take to Install

How to Sign Up for the iOS 11 Public Beta

While you can skip this step and download the iOS 11 beta to your device today without joining the Apple Beta program, the developer beta is often buggier and most users will have a better time using the public iOS 11 beta. If you used the iOS 10 beta or any other Apple Beta, you may need to sign in, instead of signing up for the beta.

  1. Go to the Apple Beta Program website
  2. Click the Sign-Up Button.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Read and agree to the iOS 11 Beta Agreement.
Your iOS 11 download screen will show the public iOS 11 beta instead of the developer.
Your iOS 11 download screen will show the public iOS 11 beta instead of the developer.

You are now part of the iOS Beta Program, and when the iOS 11 public beta release arrives you can download it. You can continue reading these instructions for how to download the profile. If you download it now, you should be ready for the iOS 11 public beta release, but you can only download the iOS 10.3.3 public beta at this point.

How to Install the iOS 11 Public Beta

  • Click on the iOS tab.
  • Click on enroll your iOS device.
  • Backup your iPhone or iPad and take these steps.
  • Go to beta.apple.com/profile on your iPhone.
  • Install the iOS 11 Beta Profile.
  • Check for a new iOS update on your iPhone.
  • Install the iOS 11 public beta as you would any other update.

You can check out the new iOS 11 features and how iOS 11 vs iOS 10 compare in the slides below. This will help you identify the new features that you should check out and what’s changed. This is also a good time to get familiar with iOS 11 beta problems. If you run into problems, you can downgrade from the iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11.1.2

What's New in iOS 11.1 & iOS 11.1.2

What's New in iOS 11.1 & iOS 11.1.2

The iOS 11.1.2 update focuses mainly on fixes for the iPhone X that are very important for many users. The update is about 50 to 60MB for most users and should install pretty quickly if you are already on iOS 11.1.1.

  • Fixes and issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop. 
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with the iPhone X. 

If you are on a much older version the update will be larger and it will include the other fixes listed below. 

The iOS 11.1.1 update is out now for the iPhone and iPad. This update includes all of the changes from iOS 11.1 and two very important fixes. This small update is just over 50MB in size on most iPhones that are on iOS 11.1 already. 

  • Fixes autocorrect problem that replaced "I" with a question mark box and other symbols. 
  • Fixes Hey Siri not responding. 

The iOS 11.1.1 update includes all of the same security fixes as iOS 11.1, and the new features outlined below. After a lot of iOS 11 problems, the iOS 11.1 update is about delivering a lot of fixes that will help you use the iPhone better. This is a free update that is about 200 to 300 MB in size and it is one that most users will want to install on their iPhone. Here's a full list of the changes in iOS 11.1 including many fixes for the Photos app and for Accessibility. 

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots
  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages
  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

Apple also includes a number of important security fixes, including one for a major WiFi flaw in this update. Most users will want to install iOS 11.1 for the security updates as much as for the new emoji. 

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