As we approach the iOS 11 release date there are a few things you’ll want to watch for.
Apple still hasn’t confirmed an official iOS 11 release date but all signs point to an arrival sometime next month. The company’s new iPhone 8 is heavily rumored for September and new iOS software always arrives alongside new iPhone hardware.
With an iOS 11 release date probably just a few short weeks away, now is a good time to start preparing to transition your device from iOS 10.3.3 (or whatever you’re currently on) to Apple’s new operating system.
Today we want to show you about a few things you should be keeping track of if you own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that’s getting the bump up to iOS 11 this fall.
iOS 11 looks similar to Apple’s iOS 10 update but there are some major changes you’ll want to be aware of as the release approaches.
There are also some smaller events and details you should keep an eye out for as we move through the month of August into the month of September.
Watch for New iOS 11 Beta Updates
The first thing you'll want to keep an eye out for on the road to the iOS 11 release date are new iOS 11 beta releases from Apple.
Apple continues to refine the iOS 11 update as we approach the final release. The latest release, iOS 11 beta 5, delivers bug fixes and some essential tweaks. It's also stripped away the update's highly anticipated iCloud Messages feature.
If you aren't trying the iOS 11 beta on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch it's important to get familiar with these changes ahead.
Monitoring the iOS 11 beta will also provide you with essential feedback about the update's performance on your device. This feedback could prove to be extremely valuable, especially if you're using an older device like the iPhone 5s.
Newer software can often ruin performance on older devices so make sure you dig into Apple's final iOS 11 beta updates for information about potential benefits and problems.