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

iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

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iOS 11 iMessage Upgrades

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. 

There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation. This means you can use the iMessage apps to send stickers and other short bits of information to people faster on iOS 11. 

Apple also now offers Messages in iCloud. This allows you to keep all of your iMessage and Text conversations in sync across your devices using iCloud. This also means that if you delete a conversation it is deleted across all devices. This will also help keep large message thread storage in check without the need to delete threads all the time. 

 

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